Originally Posted by Apokalipse
I highly doubt it's a corrupt hard drive, because he did say he reinstalled Vista again.
No its isnt hard to believe that it could be a corrupted hard drive after the issues he is encountering. As noted below he now has freezes among other issues which backs up my thoughts.
Originally Posted by akasixcon
Hey it seems like your getting annoyed with my posts. I know im asking alot of questions lately but if you could bare with me.
I now have successfully installed windows vista ultimate. Basically continueing from above, I just did an improper shutdown again and reinstalled it and created a new account from the one above (it wouldn't let me use the same account from the first) and everything works perfectly.
This proves that my computer's hardware is unstable. Because one time it was stuck and the third attempt it let me complete the installation. I did encounter a new problem. The symptom is that my computer stops making noise and the screen is frozen. Everything is still turned on, my computer has the led lighten up but I dont hear any noise at all.
What hardware replacement should I start looking into? My computer is 5 years old.
I am not annoyed in any way. I am just going thru the progression of what it could be. Just looking at a monitor and trying to figure out what is going on how ever far away from me you are is tough.
So now how many installs have you gone thru? It sounds like you have tried 3 different times with only 1 being successful. Now with that one you created a new account. Am i about right?
As for the hardware the freeze to me sounds like a Power Supply failure. Either that or a fialure from your Processor. I would first start with removing everything but your video card and processor. From there boot up and see how it react. From there just keep adding a piece of hardware till you find out when it gets unstable. That will be your faulty piece.
Also i would download and run MemTest86. This will test your RAM out for any bad areas.
Also the PC is a bit old. But it can be suitable for Vista. Just might have to upgrade it. My PC is 4 years old and runs Vista just fine but i have upgraded everything but hte CPU (Processor) and the Mother Board.
@motoxer4533-That is not true. If he bought a power house of a PC back then it would stil be sufficent today. I have upgraded my PC to exceed even some of today standards. My PC is 4 years old. So teh age is not the problem.