I ran the advisor and removed any offending software prior to the install.
I've been working on this issue since Tuesday and have removed peripherals
one at a time and attempted the install with the exact same results at least
20 times and always at the exact same point, 21%. I ran all the betas ith the
same hardware configuration and had no issues BTW. My system specs are :
ECS KN1 SLI Extreme MB
2 gigs Corsair XMS ram
Thermaltake 600 W Power Supply
Athalon XP 4800+ Dual Core processor (water cooled)
Nvidia 7900 GTX ( water cooled)
4 Sata 2 HD's: 500 gig Toshiba (boot drive) 2 340 gig Sygate storage drives
and a WD 500 gig game drive. LG Lite Scribe DVD/CD on IDE, Lite On 16x DVD/CD
Peripherals: Epson CSX 5400 (USB), Epson 900 (USB), Garmin iQue 3600 GPS in
a USB docking cradle
I've removed all virus scanners and spyware tools. All video drivers etc and
it still repeats the same error at the exact same spot.
"Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
> That error message is usually associated with hardware or hardware drivers..
> Run the Upgrade Advisor to check for possible software/hardware
> compatibility issues?
> Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor:
> Ronnie Vernon
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Shell/User
> "Packman" <Packman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > I'm trying to do an upgrade from XP Pro to Vista Ultimate and ALWAYS get
> > the
> > same error...... at exactly 21% of (expanding, extracting.... what is
> > it? )
> > files it goes to a BSOD with the message machine_check_exception . It
> > does
> > this twice then continues but as it's starting for the first time it
> > reboots
> > and restores XP saying the install failed. ARGHHHH .
> > --
> > Packman