RE: Another VISTA 64 Install Thread...
I had a very similar error with my Core 2 Quad system.
I managed to install Vista 64 if I unplugged my SATA DVD drive when Vista
was about to boot up for the first time.
Now I have a Vista 64 installed but no DVD drive
> Trying to Install VISTA Ultimate 64 on my new machine...
> I have a 64 bit only OEM disc, purchased from Fry's...
> Intel DQ965GF
> Intel Core 2 Quad (6600) CPU 2.4GHz
> 4 GB DDR2-800 DRAM (Corsair XMS)
> 2 x Maxtor 500GB SATA-2 HDD
> 1 x Samsung DVD Drive (SATA)
> ->There is nothing else installed in the system...
> -Updated the BIOS to the latest Rev. 5882 on Intel's site
> -Installed XP Pro, just to be sure the machine was OK...
> I have been unable to get past one of these 2 BSOD right after the Install
> disc runs the "Windows is Loading files..."
> - A problem has occured...
> Stop: 0x0000000A
> - Machine has been Shut down...
> Stop: 0x0000007E
> I've disabled everything on the Motherboard and had no changes. I removed
> the SATA HDDs & CD and went back to PATA drives and no difference...
> Tried 1GB, 2GB and 4GB or DRAM, with no difference...
> I was able to get to the next screen (where the small progress bar was
> running) only 1 time and the I got the second error screen after a few
> seconds. Haven't been able to duplicate this since.
> Any ideas?