Re: Vista Installation stops when finalizing
That "finalizing" step can be exceedingly long - often longer than the
installation itself - as it runs the system through a series of performance
tests. If there is no error message, or the system doesn't lock up, then
it's simply a matter of waiting for it to complete. If it is locking up,
then you probably have a device driver problem at this point (and, sadly,
the Nvidia 5200 originally was a supported card but no longer).
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
"Jorge" <Jorge@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I bought the upgrade version of windows vista home premium to install on my
> son HP PC, P4 2,8 Ghz, 1 Ghz RAM, graphics nVidia 5200 128 Mb, running XP.
> I've been breaking my head trying to install the vista upgrade. I've tried
> different ways but in all of them, after the reboot preparing the "first
> and after charging the vista installation screen, finalizing the
> installation, suddenly it stops.
> Any suggestions to solve this?