Re: Vista H Prem SP1,32 won't boot after PCTV card install
Yes, If I remove the card the system boots OK, except for the error message
that windows fail to boot properly last time. I usually choose boot normally
and everything is back to normal.
Yes, There are 3 PCI slots and one PCIe slot. I was using slot3, slot2 had
the modem in it until I removed it and the next slot was the PCIe, empty
until I tried the addin video card.
No, The new card doesn't work nor does Vista boot or act any better with the
modem card removed.
I even tried the new card in slot2 where the modem was, but I got the same
"Curious" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> If you remove the new card does your system work normally again?
> Is the card slot next to the new card empty?
> Does the new card work if you remove the modem card?
> "Brad" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > We're trying to install a Pinnacle Systems PCTV 800i PCI ATSC Hybrid TV
> > FM
> > Radio card. Vista H Prem 32 bit hangs at the "Microsoft Corporation"
> > 'status
> > bar' screen. The box that has the bar going from left to right is blank
> > and
> > the "Microsoft Corporation" is very dim.
> > I removed the only add-in card, a modem, and that hasn't helped. We
> > another 512meg Ram to make 1gig and that didn't help.
> > I thought maybe it was a video issue, so we disabled the on board and
> > added
> > a video card with 128meg of dedicated video ram, that didn't help.
> > The bios recognizes the card plugged in to Slot 3 as a multimedia card
> > the mobo is recognizing the card in the slot.
> > We installed it into a WinXPpro SP3 and it boots and recognizes it just
> > fine. (the description in my first line comes from the WinXP machine)
> > I'm not very familiar with Vista so I'm not sure where to go next. The
> > manufacturer isn't being much help (email answers are generic boxed
> > responses, no answers to our questions) except the package "says"
> > Certified
> > for Windows Vista.
> > Does anybody have any suggestions?