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vista install problem on new h/drive

mac1

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#1
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
 

mac1

OSNN Addict
#2
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.
 

Terrahertz

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#5
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.
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.
I really don't understand !




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mac1

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#6
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
 

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