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Can't install Vista Home Premium 64 bit

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#1 55wed55


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Posted 02 January 2009 - 11:21 AM

I just built a computer (first one for me) everything went good until I tried to install Vista 64 bit.
Do I need to format my hard drive before I try to install Vista. The hard drive is a Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive Ė OEM. It didnít come with any software and I canít find anything about formatting it for Vista.

What happens is that I put the Vista disk in. It says itís loading the files and a bar graft shows, then I get the words Microsoft Corporation with another bar graft. Then the screen goes dark.

Can anyone help me?

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 12:54 PM

How long, time-wise, are you giving it to load?
I tend to get over-anxious and end processes before I should

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#3 55wed55

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 04:09 PM

After I wrote the first time I tried loading it a few more times. One time I did get a arrow cursor on what looked like a Vista background. This lasted about 2 scconds and then the computer restarted. But I will go and try it again and let it sit awhile after the black screen.

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