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Old 12-25-2007, 03:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm sorry but I don't know what to do there, I don't think I've ever come across a problem like that... is your installation disk clean and unscratched?

Someone else may be able to help you out more, in the Windows Operating
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Everything is set to stock speeds, straight out of the box.

Could the problem be that I am installing a downloaded copy of vista that was copied onto a DVD? The copy is fully legal and I have a registration key.
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lol, which one did you dl? if its the one that has every single installation on it then that may be your problem since a lot of people say they cant install from that, and is this XP or Vista?
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Old 12-25-2007, 06:46 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I have Vista Business downloaded and copied onto a disc, there is nothing else on the disc.
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Old 12-25-2007, 07:32 PM   #15 (permalink)
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no such thing as Vista Business DVD,it is just the one Vista DVD that has all the Installations on it. Look for something along the lines of Windows.Vista-Paradox or windows.Vista-Nope
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Old 12-25-2007, 09:59 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Alright, I decided to try installing a copy of XP and it seems to have installed, but when I go to boot the computer from the HDD it will go to the motherboard screen, then a big list of numbers, then back to the motherboard screen. It won't start up Windows. Any ideas on how to make it load up Windows?

Thanks again for your time.
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Old 12-26-2007, 02:20 AM   #17 (permalink)
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i have a copy of vista that i downloaded and it gives me the choice to choose whichever os i want and it worked fine and hasnt given me probs so far.

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do you see a blue scree with a bunch of numbers? or is it just black screen(post)

Try making sure your ram is in properly.
Try resetting the cmos.
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