I found Vista Home Premium 32 bit oem version on tigerdirect for $115 and
decided to get it.
I keep getting this error code during the install process....
Stop: 0x0000008E (0xc0000005, 0x88ba0380, 0x86468680, 0x00000000)
My system info:
I built the computer myself like I do all my computers.
Motherboard: gigabyte ga-8penxp
Ram: corsair..2 512 ram sticks 3200
1 Maxtor 120 gig hard drive on a sata connector
1 Sony 810 dvd burner on a ide connector
OS: Windows XP pro
Note: this 32 bit oem version of Vista Home Premium does not allow the
upgrade option....it says I can not upgrade from XP pro to Vista Home....It
only allows the clean installation option.
I was running XP pro with NO problems.
I wrote zeros to the drive aka low level format and then used partition
magic 8 to set my new partition, set it active and format it as a ntfs drive.
I put the Vista dvd in the drive and booted the pc.
The black screen with the white progress bar saying windows files are
After the files are done I get the error code.
I also tried reinstalling xp pro, downloading all updates and drivers then
tried to install Vista.
It only allowed a clean install as stated above but it got farther.
It accepted my Vista key....
Went to the screen where it....
it rebooted after extracting files and then I get the same error code.
When I do a google search for the error code, all I get is info for these
codes in regards to an XP install.
I guess Vista is still so new that there's not much info out there yet.
Oh yeah....I ran the Vista advisor before I bought it and it said my
computer will run Vista with no problems.
For now I'm using my server computer to talk to you.
Ok all you really smart computer guys.......any ideas?
I also tried these....
Wrote zeros to the drive and let Vista format the hard drive like XP will do
during startup of the install.
Same error code.
Wrote zeros to the drive....formatted it with the XP install...interrupted
the xp install and put the Vista in to install it and got same error code.
I just ran the ...Windows Memory Diagnostic and it found NO problems with my
I got it here......