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Vista install crashing/hanging

PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:37 pm
by roadrunner
Sigh...can't even try it out. Tried both x64 and x86 versions.

Vista does it's little "Windows is loading files..." thing, then got the little animated progress bar on the black screen...everything fine to this point. Next screen, I just get the background image and nothing else.

Anyone else have this problem?

PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:49 pm
by Ian
What are you trying to install it on?

PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:09 pm
by roadrunner
An Athlon 64/X2 on an Asus A8R32 mobo; 1GB ram, 500GB WD hard drive.

Gonna try a BIOS update and see if that helps...

PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:57 pm
by roadrunner
BIOS flash seems to have fixed it; sorta :-?

It still hangs (for around 10 minutes), but eventually starts up the install.

Time to vLite it and have some fun...

PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:52 pm
by roadrunner
Freakin' finally... :evil:


Couple of notes:
Creative's drivers suck (BSOD a couple of times already, using an X-Fi-XtremeGamer-Lookie-at-how-many-X's-I-Have-In-My-Name);

Vista does NOT natively support the Si3132 SATA controller (contrary to what the UpgradeAdvisor says);

Not having ZoneAlarm is making me grumpy...

PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:49 pm
by hoxlund
2 days ago i installed my vista x64 ultimate retail oem from the intel deal

i installed the dreamscene, that feature is kinda cool

other then that my g15 errors on the media display part every time i restart the machine

removed and reinstalled twice just to make sure its installed correctly

PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:05 pm
by roadrunner
Hmm...didn't know about Dreamscene...gotta try that. This machine sucks, I was have alot of odd-ball problems (both under XP & Vista). I've wiped and reinstalled XP; Vista x64 is next...

PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:20 pm
by roadrunner
Just installed the x64 Vista...and it works much better on my hardware than the 32-bit one :o


Downloading Dreamscene now...