Re: Blue screen of death during Vista install
On Jun 22, 7:29 am, skim123 <skim...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> I am installing the OEM version of Vista home premium 64 bit for a new build.
> I get all the way through the installation to the part where the computer
> reboots itself. This is where the install process hangs and keeps crashing
> and gives me the BSOD. I get a STOP: 000... error. I did get a faulty
> install done the first time by forcing the computer to reboot several times
> and it did finish the install process. But it kept crashing and so I decided
> to reinstall, which is where I am now, unable to cleanly install the program.
> I don't think it's a hardware issue. As a check, I tested an old copy of XP
> I have and that installed ok. I'm now thinking of going out and buying a new
> copy of XP to install since Vista seems to not like my build.
I had similar problems. The BSOD (mine was multi-colored) appeared to
be caused by the machine trying to boot off the DVD after the first
Then I used the hard drive partitioning software that came with the
drive to partition and format the drive for XP, using NTFS. After
that, things went smoothly, except for the GPFs when accessing
unimportant things like help files.
So it was either giving Vista OEM a pre-prepared drive or the numerous
small creatures I sacrificed for good luck that fixed the problem.