Re: Baffling Installation Problem
The motherboard in an Asus MSN-X Nforce 520, the harddrive is a new OEM
hitachi 160gb Sata. every thing seems fine on the bios, could the GFX card be
the problem? I am booting from a SATA DVD. I've heard something vague about
certain SATA optical drives not being able to boot Vista properly, and also
about certain GFX Cards preventing proper boot as well. unfortunately i cant
take out the GFX card because there is no integrated option
> You listed everything but Hard Drives and Mobo .......which would help to
> narrow the problem...
> OEM versions need to be installed onto an empty HD...........
> "Robert McElligott" <RobertMcElligott@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:77680B06-81FC-486E-95AB-9889BCA94DEE@microsoft.com...
> > Today I recieved an OEM copy of Windows Vista Home Basic 64 bit, and
> > attempted it to install it into my recently assembled rig (Athlon 64X2
> > 4400,
> > MSN-X, 2gb ram, DVDrw). It appeared to boot; a progress bar appeared
> > saying
> > windows was copying files, then when it completed, a smaller green bar
> > like
> > the one that appeares when XP starts up appeared over the words:
> > "microsoft
> > corporation" this too finished, and was replaced by a green/blue screen
> > and
> > the mouse cursor (which moves) unfortunately, nothing further happens. no
> > options or instructions appear, it simply stays this way indefinitely,
> > unless
> > i switch off the pc.
> > what could be causing this?