Vista Ultimate OEM x64 - Hangs on "Completing Installation"

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  1. Andybeary

    Andybeary

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    Hi guys<P class=MsoNormal style="BACKGROUND: white; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Having got all the parts to my systems a few days ago I was pretty excited however this has all changed to despair due to Windows Vista. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal style="BACKGROUND: white; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana"><o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal style="BACKGROUND: white; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">I am trying to do a clean install of Vista Ultimate OEM x64bit, the install gets pass the following install procedures<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal style="BACKGROUND: white; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana"><o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal style="BACKGROUND: white; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list 36.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-fareast-font-family: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Verdana"><SPAN style="mso-list: Ignore">1.<SPAN style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'"> </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Copying windows Files<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>ok<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal style="BACKGROUND: white; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list 36.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-fareast-font-family: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Verdana"><SPAN style="mso-list: Ignore">2.<SPAN style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'"> </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Expanding Files<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN>ok<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal style="BACKGROUND: white; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list 36.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-fareast-font-family: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Verdana"><SPAN style="mso-list: Ignore">3.<SPAN style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'"> </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Installing Features<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>ok<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal style="BACKGROUND: white; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list 36.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-fareast-font-family: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Verdana"><SPAN style="mso-list: Ignore">4.<SPAN style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'"> </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Installing Updates<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>ok<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal style="BACKGROUND: white; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list 36.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-fareast-font-family: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Verdana"><SPAN style="mso-list: Ignore">5.<SPAN style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'"> </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Completing Installation<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>System Hangs see below<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN><P
     
    Andybeary, Feb 22, 2007
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    Ok, make sure your CPU isn't overclocked, as I find that what XP can take in its stride, Vista will just crash or bluescreen.

    Next is make sure there is not dust on the disk, or dust in the DVD drive (blowing usually helps).

    Also just click next on all the screens and leave the defualt options as they are: i.e activate automaticaly, get latest updates etc.

    ps. it would be a crime not to update your graphics card asap.
     
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    Thanks<P style="BACKGROUND: white"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma">I have takendrastic measures and have sent back the Abit Quad GT Motherboard as apparently the board although supports the QX6700 Chip doesn't support the Chip and Windows Vista :/ <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN><P style="BACKGROUND: white"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma">I have gone for the Abit AW9D-MAX Intel 975X (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard which apparently works with the Qx6700 and </SPAN><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma">Vista</SPAN></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma"> due to its 975x Chip and other small differences.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P style="BACKGROUND: white"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma">I will let you know if it works when i get the board should be today sometime.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P style="BACKGROUND: white"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma">I am updating the graphics card but the reason i didn't upgrade is that the card is fine for now as i only play WOW :p but as soon as the new Cards come out in Q2 i will be buying one so i can take advantage of the new FPS coming out.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P style="BACKGROUND: white"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma">I have also bought 2 raptors 10,000rpm hopefully they will also help performance in raid.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P style="BACKGROUND: white"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; COLOR: #1f5080; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma">Thanks<o:p></o:p></SPAN>

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    ok got it working in the end about 2 days ago, bascially the motherboard bios was the issue and i grabbed the beta version. It works 100% and not yet had any issues with the PC or Vista. The only problem i had was trying to install vista with2 raptor drives in raid.

    The problem was after i had created the raid partition using the Bios supplied Raid creator, windows vista on initial startup install screen (even after uploading the raid drivers from floppy) didnt recognise the Raptor Raid Hard Disks.

    Instead i un-raided them and used them as single drives and installed fine, but im always thinking the PC could be better :/

    Thanks
     
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    Glad to hear you got it running. Unlucky you cant get them in raid, must be annoying. You could always try again later in the year, the installation might be able to getnew drivers from the internet during the installation.
     
    kingofnexus, Mar 4, 2007
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