Black screen on set up, fixed this but....

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  1. John_N

    John_N

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    Hi guys,

    I have been trying to get a fix for my comp installing Vista since Pre RC1 and RC1, very similar probs that I have read across the internet. I installed it using using DVD and also image drive solution, but was always getting reboot to a blank screen.

    I solved it it, but also I still have an issue with it.

    My Specs are as follows (it is relevant honest)

    3800 XP Dual Core, NF3 Gigabyte Ultra board 939 AGP MB

    2 Gig of crucial Memory, GeForce 6800 GT Card

    7 Hard Drives, 2 x 250's 2 x 200, 2 160's and an 80 with both XP Pro and Vista now on.

    I use an PCI IDE card to hook up the 4 HD's, 2 on SATA and 1 on the main IDE of the motherboard along with Pioneer 110d DVD Burner.

    I discovered i could get the install to work is if I unhooked the PCI IDE card and carry on the vista install. Once Vista was installed, I tried to put the PCI IDE card back in, but it to me back to blank screen. Noted that the sata drives work.

    I am not sure if the Vista does not like my PCI slots or if its the card itself, but I would suggest anyone having the install problem take out all their PCI equipment and try install again.

    I hope this kinda made sense, I got a semi working Vista and its alot better than beta two, just that I am missing a hell of a lot HD space now.
     
    John_N, Sep 10, 2006
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    John_N

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    Solved it,

    Disable your RAID settings in BIOS, this will get past Blank screen or CRC fail......

    All working now, only took 3 days of trying things tog et this working...
     
    John_N, Sep 11, 2006
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