RE: Vista installation after first reboot
I am having the exact same problem. I bought the Vista Ultimate upgrade, and
after the first reboot it got stuck at the progress bar. I let it run
literally all night, because there was still some HDD activity, and I read
somewhere that for some people upgrading took up to 4 hours or so. The next
morning, a full 8 hours later, it was still stuck there.
I even exchanged the upgrade for the full version, and still get the same
problem - stuck after first reboot, and now if I try to boot off the DVD, it
immediately goes to the progress bar.
"Windows XP Problems: HELP!" wrote:
> I recently purchased the final version of Windows Vista Home Premium Upgrade.
> I choose to do a clean install and the installation went fine until the first
> reboot, the system rebooted and tries to load Windows Vista for the first
> time to continue the installation. The logo screen (has the green progress
> bar at the bottom of the screen) comes up and it gets stuck here. The
> installation never goes past this point.
> I've tried to boot from the DVD but after it loads files it also gets stuck
> on the loading screen. I was able to bring up a boot manager that I can
> select if I want to restore Windows XP or go to the Windows Setup
> I used the upgrade advisory and it said windows vista would work and had
> nothing for me to do before upgrading.
> Any suggestions would be great, thanks!