Posted 29 February 2008 - 11:50 AM
So here's the scoop ...
I have a custom Built PC that I have been running for 1+ years now, with Vista, that worked flawlessly.
Last evening, I changed my CPU from an E6400 to an E8400 , running on a Gigabyte 965p-ds3 v3.3 motherboard (motherboard is not new, always been installed) The CPU was the ONLY change.
The first time I booted up, I went into the Bios (which I ahd just updated) and set to "load defaults"
I then rebooted the machine, and it picked up the new CPU no problem in the post screen.
Vista started to boot, then went off into some odd Thread Dump process, with an error related to ACPI .... (cannot remember this exact error as I only saw it once)
From there Vista would not boot at all, the system just keep rebooting after Vista "starts" to load. I see the splash screen, the reboot.
So, I got out my Vista Ultimate DVD (just downloaded a new copy from MSDN last evening) and did a complete re-install (formatting HDD and all)
Now, Vista starts to load, and reboots once again.. over and over and over. If I choose to boot into Safe Mode, it tells me that Vista installation cannot complete in safe mode, and too reboot to finish installation.
This system has been flawless for a long time, so something related to the CPU upgrade has mucked me up.
Any thoughts appreciated.