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Old 02-10-2007, 03:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I tried installing vista the other day and the instal went normal. I did the "upgrade from xp" It copied the files and all that just fine. But once it went to restart it wouldn't come back up. I can get in the bios and I get the option to boot from CD but after that nothing.

So even if I try to boot from CD nothing happens. So I reformatted and tossed xp back on. That worked fine. So this time rather then "upgrading" I tried doing a clean install and same thing.

Any clues as to whats happening?

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Old 02-10-2007, 04:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you cant get the CD to boot, is that the issue ??
But it sounds the XP cd boots fine.

That to me suggests a bad cd. Just 1 question.. are you trying to use a copy. If so its probably a bad copy... though i dont suggest you try another copy.

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Old 02-10-2007, 06:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Are you sure you gave it enough time to finish the install. I know that after the restart it does take a few minutes to get things rolling again. Seeing as you have 512MB RAM which is the minimuim i would say it would take upwards of maybe 5 minutes or so to get things rolling again.

My suggestion is to leave it for a few minutes to see if anything happens.
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