Hi. I've got a serious problem. I decided to do a fresh installation of
Vista Ultimate on my $4000 Asus VX2S Lamborghini notebook (which I got
after getting a nice pay bonus back in 2007.
Details of the Lambo are here:
'Techgage - ASUS Lamborghini VX2'
It was very sluggish and took about 5minutes to loadup. It was slow in
multitasking and hanged on Windows Media Centre operations. Played games
ok tho - but needed a cooler.
Things improved a bit after I deleted some of the Asus bloatware
mentioned in the unofficial asus notebook forum FAQ. Stuff like
Splendid, TPM, Asus Protect, Asus live update, power4phone etc...
But it still seemed a tad slow for a US$4000 machine, esp the startup
I mentioned this to my friend a computer guru who advised me to do a
format and fresh clean installation. He had a spare moment in the
weekend so he formated C drive - including the recovery partition as I
did not want the pre-installed Asus software.
However after the 1st reinstall reboot - the installation hangs near
the completion mark. I'm puzzled - not sure whats going on. Obviously
can't get to desktop or do a safe mode.
Can anyone help? Did a search and it seems to be a rare problem.
BTW, I was using a Vista Ultimate Corporate installation disk. My
computer came preinstalled with the VISTA Ultimate OEM copy with only a
recovery disk. This caused significant problems which was only resolved
after a lot of pain, esp. with the original crappy ASUS graphic card
drivers which caused shutdown and sleep BSOD failures.
The computer is spec. No modifications made. Asus changed the
motherboard in 2008 after the headphone jack failed. But no problem
The notebook was actually running pretty good and reliable before this.
The old sleep failure problems was resolved with the long awaited new
Nvidia drivers. Installed all the updates, no problem. I just thot the
reformat and reinstallation would clear out all the asus crap and make
it better. Old school thinking I guess.
The Asus lambo uses a SATA HD which may be the cause of the problem.
We've tried loading up SATA drivers but no help.
My friend was using his company Vista Ultimate Corporate installation
disk to install as all I have is the VISTA CD Key.