RE: Vista64 Install Freeze
I had the same experience with upgrading from XP to Vista 32. It turned out
to be a hardware problem. To identify the problem, I disconnected and/or
disabled all non-essential hardware (external drives, USB connections,
Printer) and made the installation successfully. In my case, the problem was
with an Iomega external hard drive. The drive has two connection options:
Firewire and USB. I was using Firewire with XP and switched to USB. Now the
system works perfectly. I hope this information helps.
> When I start to install Vista64 the install stops right at the start.
> When I start booting off the Vista DVD and select Windows setup the
> screen changes to "loading files" then a black screen with a green
> image\icon moving back and forth as it loads the install files. During
> this part the process stops and the process stops right at the start.
> There is no hard drive or DVD activity and the green image\icon freazes.
> The system is a new home built 2.4GHz Core2duo, Asus P3K-Deluxe mobo,
> 2GB DDR2 1066 RAM, XFX 8800GTX. Plenty of cooling and not overclocked.
> XP is installed and working fine. I was installing Vista in a dual boot
> I welcome anyone's experience with installing Vista64 expecially if
> they experienced any thing similar to my problem.