Re: Help - Vista Ultimate will NOT install
On Apr 12, 3:44 am, "Tim Rogers" <nos...@sapm.net> wrote:
> "MPS" <matthewseg...@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:firstname.lastname@example.org ups.com...
> > I've spent the last 12 hours trying to install Vista Ultimate and
> > still do not have it installed. I need some help as I'm totally
> > stumped here.
> > I first tried to install it on a brand new virgin Seagate SATA-II hard
> > drive. Had Windows Install create the partition and format it. It
> > started installing and got the point where it reboots. PC comes back
> > up and I get the message saying that it will be a few minutes as
> > Windows prepares to start for the first time. Then goes back to the
> > install screen and is at the "Completing Installation" portion. After
> > about a minute, my monitor goes blank and the PC shuts off. I thought
> > that was kind of weird so I power it back up and I get to the Windows
> > Error Recovery menu. I select "start windows normally" figuring that
> > will go ahead and finish the installation. I then get a dialog box
> > saying that Windows installation encountered an error and cannot
> > continue and that I need to restart the installation.
> > No problem, I figure it's just a glitch. I restart the installation
> > and the same thing happens again. Attempt number three ends the same
> > way. I figure maybe it's a hardware problem so I go ahead and
> > disconnect everything and yank out my video card and use the onboard
> > display adapter. Same thing happens.
> Same thing happened to me although the PC just kept trying to boot Windows
> at this point. Sticking to XP for the time being!
Well this morning I checked and updated my BIOS. Guess what....same
thing happens. It almost seems like it wants to reboot but instead
shuts down and doesn't come back up. I even tried booting it into
safe mode and it does to a point where it then tells me that it cannot
complete installation in safe mode!
I installed Virtual PC and Vista installs fine in that but that's not
quite what I was looking for.
I've been searching all over the net for a fix but there just doesn't
seem to be anything out there. Is it that a lot of people haven't
"upgraded" to Vista yet and thus all the problems haven't come to the
I've spent a lot of money in the past 2 months upgrading my computer
in order to run Vista and it passes all the tests so it should run
it. What gets me now is all that money I spent I could have put
towards that MacBook I've had my eye on instead!!!!