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I'm having problems installing Vista


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#1 Moblie Suit Pilot

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 10:46 PM

My previous O/S (Windows XP Pro) which I having for been running about 5 or 6 years decided to crash on me. The XP Pro disk was also scratched up to use and all to store was Vista and the Home Basic SP1 (32 bit version) was the one I thought my PC could handle. The Problem is every time I put the disk in it gets up to the point were it ask me to hit any key if I want to load from the disk, but after I hit a key the Screen goes black and nothing. I checked the Vista disk on my laptop and it works fine. I checked my Bios to make sure it would booting from my DVD drive, switched my Hard Drive (and put it back), I made sure everything was hooked (I had just put a new stick of RAM in) and I found no reason it shouldn't be working. Any help would be most appreciated.

Motherboard: ASUS P5S800
Processor: P4 2.8GHz
RAM: 1GB PC2700
Hard Drive: IDE 120GB
Video Card: Geforce FX 5600 (256 MB)
DVD-R Drive

Edited by Moblie Suit Pilot, 10 January 2009 - 07:56 AM.


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Posted 11 January 2009 - 05:44 PM

That board was released in 2005. There's a good chance it might not run Vista

it gets up to the point were it ask me to hit any key

What type of keyboard are you using, PS/2 or USB
Make sure Legacy USB is enabled in the BIOS
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#3 Moblie Suit Pilot

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 08:03 PM

That board was released in 2005. There's a good chance it might not run Vista

it gets up to the point were it ask me to hit any key

What type of keyboard are you using, PS/2 or USB
Make sure Legacy USB is enabled in the BIOS

Yes it is a USB Keyboard and Legacy USB is enable. I'll check it with PS/2 keyboard make that isn't it. Also sometimes I remember just after the POST that said No Emulation, after the hit any key message and just above it.

Edit: It was the Keyboard problem solved, thank you very much.

Edited by Moblie Suit Pilot, 11 January 2009 - 08:14 PM.





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