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" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> 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.