On 18 Feb 2007 10:22:12 -0800, "totallygreen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>On Feb 18, 12:22 pm, Adam Albright <A...@ABC.net> wrote:
>> On 18 Feb 2007 09:10:58 -0800, "totallygreen" <joelee...@gmail.com>
>> >> Maybe one question for all those who did succeed in installing Vista:
>> >> Is it normal that the PC reboots at around 21% or should it wait until all
>> >> files are expanded??
>> >> Mike
>> >I am wondering the same thing. TG
>> Yep, its suppose to. This is the 1st attempt to boot some drivers.
>Thanks for the info, after this first reboot, my install seems to hang
>at the bluish colored vista screen. Maybe I'm being impatient and not
>waiting long enough, But I did wait at least an hour.
>I would then get frustrated and hold the power button in. I'll try
>again tonight before I go to bed and let it run overnight on a system
>that has a fresh install of Windows Xp. Plus I'll remove all the
>extra stuff like my TV tuner, second hard drive, second optical drive
>and of course all the USB stuff.
You shouldn't have to wait more than a few minutes, tops. If you
system doesn't do anything for a hour, then something is wrong,
probably a driver issue. Usually Windows will pop up a blue screen of
death message with a bunch of gibberish in hexademical code. It can't
always do that, depending on what happened.
You normally see something like below:
Sometimes, but not always Windows lists one or more drivers, other
times it just gives a stop code like 00000007B, which frequently means
it stumbled on a driver. This tends to be more annoying than a fatal
flaw. However you do need to fix what caused it. Typically by
disabling the problem device in BIOS or unplugged its data cable and
power supply Windows should get past the hang.
If you have lots of USB stuff, that may be it if they've got their own
old XP drivers. Windows supplies a new generic one that supports a lot
of USB devices. However the rub is you usually got to get Vista up and
running first, then it should by itself do the "found new hardware"
dance and install drivers for it. You can help Windows by not
overwhelming it having it find all kinds of new stuff at once. This
can and does lead to hangs. Best to yank all your unneeded stuff, then
once Vista is up, put them back one at a time. I know, a royal pain in
the butt if you got lots of stuff.