Re: Clean Install Fails


There is a known issue with installing x64 when 4GB of ram is installed. Reduce it to 2GB, install Vista, then reinsert the other 2GB of memory.

Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
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"Troy" <Troy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:11EB163B-E01A-461F-85AA-1A5A8D90F1DF@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
New build will not install Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition. Errors vary.

System is an Intel Q9450 quad core, with Intel DX48BT2 motherboard with OCZ
matched pair 4gig ram (2x2gig) IDE DVD drive, and 1 SATA HDD. saphire
radeon HD 3870 w/512mb ram... video

Hard drive, formatted and run install - first attempt reboots at 65% file
expanding and bootmgr doesn't exist... tried various suggested fixed. no

Reformatted drive, turned off all boot from USB and other unnecessary
options ... tried install again -- got to 95% before reboot... now windows
tries to boot to complete install but fails at the F8 option screen stating
registry corrupt or missing.

Mother board and processor obviously vista-ready -- video vista ready or
yet cannot complete installation 100% before it randomly reboots.... I
assume a hardware or driver conflist when trying to detect... but no way to
tell as there are no error messages.

suggestions please? getting frustrated - and I normally do this for a


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