vista install problem on new h/drive

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mac1, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. mac1

    mac1 OSNN Addict

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    I had to replace the hard drive on a insprion 1525 laptop and went to install vista home premium, every time i try to install vista it starts to load then crashes just after you see the cursor appearing on the black screen.

    I have tried different disc's and even changed the bios settings to sata only. it's for a friend and it has the vista coa sticker on the bottom so i must install vista for him.

    The old h/drive was dead so i could not ghost it to the new drive.

    The funny thing is windows xp home installs OK.

    anybody know whats wrong
    thanks
     
  2. mac1

    mac1 OSNN Addict

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    i have just found out that one of the ram chips is playing up, it has 3gb of ram and i removed the 1gb one and vista installed ok. maybe this will help others in the same situation.


    PS: whats wrong with this form, it seems nobody wants to help joe public anymore.

    bit sad really.
     
  3. GamerKid

    GamerKid OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I've had so many issues with vist like that, it's better to just upgrade to windows 7
     
  4. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    Vista has an issue installing on more than 2GB of ram. Once installed it will work just fine :)
     
  5. Terrahertz

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    Unfortunately you're right. Use to be very busy in here but I guess life tends to get a hold of you. Glad you were able to solve your problem.

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  6. mac1

    mac1 OSNN Addict

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    Just like to say thanks to all who replied... sorry for not replying as i had to go into hospital fror a while.. ok now
     
  7. mac1

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    i didn't know that as i have installed vista with 3gb ram before, maybe it only happens on certain laptops..

    thanks again