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Old 02-13-2007
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Fail Install - Boot issues now
Failed to install windows vista through an XP upgrade. System wouldn't boot
to either vista or XP. Kept restarting over and over. I piggy backed my
drive to another computer and deleted the damn vista boot folders in the C:\
drive. This allowed the "windows boot manager" to appear. Now I can
selected "Load Earlier version of windows". This allows me to load my XP
now! XP works now! However, I get that damned Vista Boot Manager everytime
i boot up. How can I get rid of this? Vista isn't in boot.ini either. Help!
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Old 02-13-2007
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Re: Fail Install - Boot issues now
"Mr. Weatherbee" <MrWeatherbee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote

> Failed to install windows vista through an XP upgrade. System wouldn't
> boot
> to either vista or XP. Kept restarting over and over. I piggy backed my
> drive to another computer and deleted the damn vista boot folders in the
> C:\
> drive. This allowed the "windows boot manager" to appear. Now I can
> selected "Load Earlier version of windows". This allows me to load my XP
> now! XP works now! However, I get that damned Vista Boot Manager
> everytime
> i boot up. How can I get rid of this? Vista isn't in boot.ini either.
> Help!


See this:

How to restore a computer to a previous Windows installation after you
install Windows Vista
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927522/en-us

How to troubleshoot scenarios in which the rollback phase was unsuccessful
after you upgrade from Windows XP to Windows Vista
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927523/en-us

--
Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]

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Old 02-13-2007
Chad Harris
 

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Re: Fail Install - Boot issues now
Mr. Weatherbee--

I had an English teacher in college named Mr. Weatherbee. I don't suppose
you are the one.

Try this program, it's free and many of us use it.
http://www.vistabootpro.org/

Also for further reference:

Do you get a specific error message? You should be. I'm going to show you
some common upgrade errors and also where to check setup logs.

A list of Microsoft Knowledge Base articles is available to help
troubleshoot error messages that you may receive when you try to upgrade to
Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930743/en-us

Log files that are created when you upgrade to Windows Vista from an earlier
version of Windows

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928901/en-us

The following log files are created when an upgrade is successful:•

C:\Windows\Panther\Setupact.log
C:\Windows\panther\setuperr.log
C:\Windows\inf\setupapi.app.log
C:\Windows\inf\setupapi.dev.log
C:\Windows\panther\PreGatherPnPList.log
C:\Windows\panther\PostApplyPnPList.log
C:\Windows\panther\miglog.xml

The following log files are created when an upgrade fails during
installation before the computer restarts for the second time:•

C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\panther\setupact.log
C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\panther\miglog.xml
C:\Windows\setupapi.log

The following log files are created when an upgrade fails during
installation after the computer restarts for the second time:•

C:\Windows\panther\setupact.log
C:\Windows\panther\miglog.xml
C:\Windows\inf\setupapi.app.log
C:\Windows\inf\setupapi.dev.log
C:\Windows\panther\PreGatherPnPList.log
C:\Windows\panther\PostApplyPnPList.log
C:\Windows\memory.dmp

The following log files are created when an upgrade fails, and then you
restore the desktop:• C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\panther\setupact.log

C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\panther\miglog.xml
C:\$Windows.~BT\sources\panther\setupapi\setupapi. dev.log
C:\$Windows.~BT\sources\panther\setupapi\setupapi. app.log
C:\Windows\memory.dmp

Windows Vista setup log file locations
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927521/en-us


Good luck,

CH



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"Mr. Weatherbee" <MrWeatherbee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F8817B47-3F03-4F6F-B184-6E42AF42707B@microsoft.com...
> Failed to install windows vista through an XP upgrade. System wouldn't
> boot
> to either vista or XP. Kept restarting over and over. I piggy backed my
> drive to another computer and deleted the damn vista boot folders in the
> C:\
> drive. This allowed the "windows boot manager" to appear. Now I can
> selected "Load Earlier version of windows". This allows me to load my XP
> now! XP works now! However, I get that damned Vista Boot Manager
> everytime
> i boot up. How can I get rid of this? Vista isn't in boot.ini either.
> Help!


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Old 02-13-2007
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RE: Fail Install - Boot issues now
I had a very similar experience. I tried upgrading from XP to Vista business
edition. Everything ran smoothly throughout the entire process. When I got
through about 55% of the final upgrade section, my computer just restarted.

Now, my computer, when starting, goes through a cycle. For some reason my
keyboard no longer works (driver issue?) and all of the default settings
during the bootup sequence direct me through to a failed install of Vista.
It starts by asking me which OS I want to start up with, Vista (default) or
XP. I can't choose because my keyboard doesn't work at this point. After
'choosing' Vista, it goes on to tell me that Vista has not been installed
properly and asks me if I want to start Vista in Safe Mode, DOS, or Normal
(default). Since Vista has not been installed correctly, the Normal mode
does not work. This takes me to a very pretty blue screen that has the
phrase IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and then we get to do the whole thing over
again. It's like a very boring roller coaster ride that won't let you off.

I'm going to try taking my hard drive out and hooking it up to my other
computer (lucky I have it still!) and see if I can't remove the Vista boot
files.

If anyone has any other suggestions, it would be appreciated. Thanks.

"Mr. Weatherbee" wrote:

> Failed to install windows vista through an XP upgrade. System wouldn't boot
> to either vista or XP. Kept restarting over and over. I piggy backed my
> drive to another computer and deleted the damn vista boot folders in the C:\
> drive. This allowed the "windows boot manager" to appear. Now I can
> selected "Load Earlier version of windows". This allows me to load my XP
> now! XP works now! However, I get that damned Vista Boot Manager everytime
> i boot up. How can I get rid of this? Vista isn't in boot.ini either. Help!

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