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Booting Vista - Cd Memory Overflow


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#1 Computer Lifeline

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 03:24 PM

Hi,

Had my first try at Vista today. The machine has a DVD drive. When trying to boot from the Vista DVD, I got an error message: CD: memory overflow.

The machine is about 4 years old. But it does have 512 MB RAM, enough hard drive space, 32 MB video RAM. The machine is running XP Pro currently and works fine.

Does anyone know what the problem is? Thanks in advance!

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 08:57 PM

Try putting the CD in when XP Pro is running. It should be should be an upgrade CD.
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Posted 28 January 2007 - 01:53 AM

What version are you trying to install (Home Basic, Ultimate, etc)? What build are you using (Beta 2, RC1 or 2, RTM, or the final)?

System specs:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getr...quirements.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/capable.mspx

Is the video RAM shared out of the 512 mB of RAM? That may be an issue also.

Some folks have suggested disabling/uninstalling unneeded hardware to allow the install to continue. Others suggest cleaning the DVD really well.
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