Re: clean install in progress...
In addition, I've seen an number of installations fail due to a dirty disk.
Make sure the DVD is smooth and clean.
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
"Todd Marks" <ToddMarks@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> At least it was when I left for work anyway. I ditched my downloaded
> version of Vista Home Premium in favor of a retail DVD. I tried just the
> upgrade 3 times today, and every time it failed on the 1st attempt to
> stating "Windows could not configure 1 or more components". I removed
> possible conflict that both the Windows upgrade advisor and Dell's Vista
> readiness advisor found, updated my BIOS, and also removed every piece of
> hardware minus my video card (ATI radeon x600), DVD & CD/RW drives, hard
> drive (SATA), mouse, keyboard, and monitor. Finally I bit the bullet and
> reformatted my hard drive and began a clean install. The only issue I saw
> before I left was that it was taking an awful long time to expand the
> I think it took probably about 1 1/2 to 2 hours just to get to 24%, but
> hard drive was still showing activity and still progressing. I left it
> running when I left, so with a little luck I will see the Welcome Screen
> I get home in the morning. If you don't see a post from me by then,
> know the damn thing failed again. Kep you posted...