Re: Setup failure

Hi, again, Roberto.

Please see my response to your other, apparently identical, post.

R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
Microsoft Windows MVP
(Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1)

"Roberto Cornielle" <whoisit@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:uUIQJgi9IHA.4524@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Trying to install Vista Business but it fails just after the point
were you have inputed the Product Key and regional details and you have the
screen which says "installing now, please waite..." nothing further
happens - just the hour glass.

Machine specs are :

Antec NSK4000B Case with 500W Power Supply
AMD A64 X2 Dual Core 4800+ AM2 CPU
1 X 2GB Kingston 800MHz Hyper RAM
MSI NX8400 GS TD256E Graphics card
WD 250GB JS Caviar SATA11 HDD
Pioneer DVR-216 SATA Optical Drive
All above are new components

Things I have tried

Swapped out all components bar MoBo & CPU
Set BIOS to "fail safe".
Run WD diagnostics on HDD and memtest86 on RAM
Checked MSI site for BIOS update, although nothing specific comes up relating
to a hang during setup, I have flashed the BIOS with the latest available update.
Tried installing to a raw HDD and allowing setup to create partition[s]
Partitioning to30GB primary with BootitNG, rest as logical in extended partition
before running setup .

Oddly enough I can succesfully install and use XP Pro on this
machine so this tends to rule out bad hardware, also the Vista DVD
will install to a machine with an MSI K9 NEO2 MoBo, so DVD appears to be good.

Has anyone seen this behaviour in a simillar setup ?.
all help appreciated