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Old 01-20-2008
peter
 

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Re: Installation Issue
would you care to enlighten us as to what precisely you bought??
You wouldn't by chance be trying to install to a SATA HD without loading the
Vista SATA drivers from the mobo CD??
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"Len Mattix" <len207@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:OHHoohxWIHA.4740@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Just built a new computer (actually new MB, Vid, RAM and CPU). My XP
> installation actually booted up fine after the change over - went from
> ADM/Nvidia to Intel.
>
> However, as I have done for years, was going to install Vista as a dual
> boot - then the trouble came! Booting from DVD it gets to a point where
> install wants a destination partition. OK, fine - point Vista to a
> partitioned HD with nothing installed on that partition... and promptly
> get the message "Windows can not find a acceptable media for installation"
> or very simular.
>
> Wow, OK maybe a problem with that partition?? Anyway, selected another
> partition and got the same response. Actually tried three different
> partitions and all behaved the same.
>
> Have run every check, error correction and diagnostic program known to me
> and no relief! Now bare in mind that all partitions are excessible, XP
> disk mgmt sees all as healthy even Partition Magic sees all partions as
> good! I have installed systems since DOS 3.3 and Windows 3.1 and never
> ran into a problem of this nature!
>
> Any thoughts would be appreciated.
>
> Len
>

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Old 01-20-2008
Mick Murphy
 

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RE: Installation Issue
Start the Vista DVD from within running XP, and install Vista to the other
partition from there.
Just make sure you don't dump it on top of XP, or beside it!

"Len Mattix" wrote:

> Just built a new computer (actually new MB, Vid, RAM and CPU). My XP
> installation actually booted up fine after the change over - went from
> ADM/Nvidia to Intel.
>
> However, as I have done for years, was going to install Vista as a dual
> boot - then the trouble came! Booting from DVD it gets to a point where
> install wants a destination partition. OK, fine - point Vista to a
> partitioned HD with nothing installed on that partition... and promptly get
> the message "Windows can not find a acceptable media for installation" or
> very simular.
>
> Wow, OK maybe a problem with that partition?? Anyway, selected another
> partition and got the same response. Actually tried three different
> partitions and all behaved the same.
>
> Have run every check, error correction and diagnostic program known to me
> and no relief! Now bare in mind that all partitions are excessible, XP disk
> mgmt sees all as healthy even Partition Magic sees all partions as good! I
> have installed systems since DOS 3.3 and Windows 3.1 and never ran into a
> problem of this nature!
>
> Any thoughts would be appreciated.
>
> Len
>
>
>

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Old 01-20-2008
Mick Murphy
 

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RE: Installation Issue
Disregard the other

http://apcmag.com/node/5162/

Have a read of the above.
Different combinations of dual boot steps to do.

"Len Mattix" wrote:

> Just built a new computer (actually new MB, Vid, RAM and CPU). My XP
> installation actually booted up fine after the change over - went from
> ADM/Nvidia to Intel.
>
> However, as I have done for years, was going to install Vista as a dual
> boot - then the trouble came! Booting from DVD it gets to a point where
> install wants a destination partition. OK, fine - point Vista to a
> partitioned HD with nothing installed on that partition... and promptly get
> the message "Windows can not find a acceptable media for installation" or
> very simular.
>
> Wow, OK maybe a problem with that partition?? Anyway, selected another
> partition and got the same response. Actually tried three different
> partitions and all behaved the same.
>
> Have run every check, error correction and diagnostic program known to me
> and no relief! Now bare in mind that all partitions are excessible, XP disk
> mgmt sees all as healthy even Partition Magic sees all partions as good! I
> have installed systems since DOS 3.3 and Windows 3.1 and never ran into a
> problem of this nature!
>
> Any thoughts would be appreciated.
>
> Len
>
>
>

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Old 01-21-2008
Len Mattix
 

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Installation Issue
Just built a new computer (actually new MB, Vid, RAM and CPU). My XP
installation actually booted up fine after the change over - went from
ADM/Nvidia to Intel.

However, as I have done for years, was going to install Vista as a dual
boot - then the trouble came! Booting from DVD it gets to a point where
install wants a destination partition. OK, fine - point Vista to a
partitioned HD with nothing installed on that partition... and promptly get
the message "Windows can not find a acceptable media for installation" or
very simular.

Wow, OK maybe a problem with that partition?? Anyway, selected another
partition and got the same response. Actually tried three different
partitions and all behaved the same.

Have run every check, error correction and diagnostic program known to me
and no relief! Now bare in mind that all partitions are excessible, XP disk
mgmt sees all as healthy even Partition Magic sees all partions as good! I
have installed systems since DOS 3.3 and Windows 3.1 and never ran into a
problem of this nature!

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Len


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