during early testing it was found to be helpful to turn off/disable any devices not needed during install via the bios.
things like extra drives (hard,cd/dvd), usb,serial,parallel ports.
turn off any over clocking.
"MichaSchneider" <MichaSchneider@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:5EE2DC6B-C67D-407A-A371-CADE78E76944@microsoft.com...
During installation of Vista Ultimate everything works fine until the
"expanding data" step is in progress. At around 20% done it stops and the PC
tells me it has to reboot after 9-8-7 seconds.
Unfortunately this reboot does not work ("Disk read error"). The old
boot-section vanished and the new one is not yet installed. Probably because
expanding data did not finish???
There is no difference if I do a clean install or an upgrade.
I don't have a solution.
At least I got XP working again (repair-function and "Fixboot").
Does anyone have a clue?
PS: Upgrade Advisor said everything was fine; got new drivers, patches,