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Pc/Vista Freezes After Clean Install

Q: Pc/Vista Freezes After Clean Install

Hello
I have tried toubleshooting this problem my self with no sucsess, have tried taking computer to pc outlett to fix(they just formatted it and cbf seeing if it acually worked) with about the same luck, so hopefull there will be a smart puppy out there somewhere
I have run Vista home premium 32bit for a while, but now have decided to upgrade my pc with
Mother- Gigabyte Ga-EP45-DS3R
CPU- Intel Core 2 Quad Core 2.83gHz
GPU- ATI-HD4870X2 2Gb Pci-E
MEM- Corsair 4GB kit Twin2x4096-8500c5df w/fan
HDD- Samsung SATA2 160GB
Pwr- Thermal Take "tough power" 750watt
Case- Antec 900 Gaming Case

And heres the Problem:
I Installed XP first(i have vista upgrade) then installed Vista Flawlessly.
After about 20min of installing drivers ect it froze.Lost Power to USB devices and had to restart.
This happend once or twice more, then worked for the rest of the night.
I updated all Vista and drivers.
Even played "crysis" with all graph settings on very high without a problem.
Next day it began to freeze every time i booted windows(within 1-5min of seeing vista GUI)
It also restarted it self 1-2 times after seeing motherboard image on boot up. Then froze just before "verifying DMI pool Data".But after another restart, ran thru to windows and froze again.
I formatted it and took off "raid 0" wich i was running.
Strang thing was it did its usal freeze 1-2 times then ran perfectly that night.But next day surpirse suprise now does one of the two freezes mentioned above every time.
Cleared cmos then it worked, for 1 night...then same prob, didnt think of it then but later cleared again and worked again.Could this be the issue?
I have tried using UBCD(ultimate boot cd) and Memtest86, but am presented the error "could not find kernal image:linux" thru some trouble shooting ive found this error could be to do with the motherboard.
i believe the key symtons are:
1.Reseting itself pre windows, after Mother board image.
2.Freezing just before Verifying DMI pool Data
3.Losing power to USB devices when frozen.
4.Time where it is error free to just end up freezing again.
5. Clearing cmos grants temp functionality
After more freezing, tested diff memory, same prob, reset cmos and works, just like before

I am Completely Stumped, Any Help would be much Apreciated
Thanks in advance Michael

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I'm trying to install a 'clean' installation of vista
I already have vista on my computer as my operating system but I have been experiencing problems.
I'm booting from the vista disc, and everything seems to be working correctly until after the first start up. Once I get to the screen where it says 'completing installation', suddenly it just stops working. It's not really frozen, but it will not continue the installation. I've tried installing it around five times and this has happened every time.
Any suggestions on how to fix this?

 

A:Windows vista clean install freezes, or shuts down

Elaborate a bit please: Do you have Vista already installed and you are trying to install another copy over the existing one? A clean install to me means that you have removed the previous installation of Vista.
 

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Hi,

Due to some corruptions in files system that can't be repair. I decide to do a clean install of vista from recovery partition preinstalled in D drive.

My question is does the clean install also clean out any hidden/unactive virus/rootkit if i format the laptop to its factory condition?

I have tried various AV software on this old laptop but the results come out clean but I still suspect there're some remain hidden as the system is slowly corrupted.

A:Clean install vista from recovery partition in D drive also clean virus?

Hi,

The answer is yes it will, if you do a destructive install (Format "C") & it has not infected any other drives.

So, what drives do you have on your system? "C" (System) & "D" (Recovery) plus DVD/CD drives.

Do you have anything else? USB plug in hard drives or USB memory sticks etc. etc.

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Gateway Intel Pentium DualCore Vista 32-bit
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I am trying to run a clean install after my computer crashed and the unmountable boot volume problem arose. When I try to Boot From CD/DVD, Windows loads (long white bar on bottom fills up over a minute or two), it starts the next Windows Corporation page that looks as if it's starting up the computer, then simply freezes on a black screen. My boot order is CD/DVD first and I am booting to the original OS disk. (If I try to Start Computer it comes to the blue screen of death, and when I try system repair it returns to that screen.)

Any ideas or links as to how to start the clean sweep/reinstallation process? Is there software I need to run a clean sweep?

Thanks.

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Hey guys,

Alright, so my hard disk crashed a few days back (I was running XP Pro), so I decided to install 7.

My specs are:

Motherborad: Intel 82865GBF
Graphics: On-board 256MB graphics, they are handling the aero style well.
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0Ghz
Ram: 3 GB
HDD: 320GB
Now, here's the problem. I installed Windows 7 and it loads up fine. Then when i'm doing anything like browsing though empty folders or opening up the control panel, the compe freezes for a few seconds, the active window says 'Not Responding' in the title bar.

I took a closer look at the Cabinet and realised that when I tell the computer to do something, the HDD light doesnt light up, then I get the Not Responding, and then 10-20 secs later, the HDD light blinks and the Not Responding window starts working.

It does this for everything I do, the HDD light has a lag of 10-15secs after which it lights up and the computer does what I had told it to do.

BTW, the Aero glass interface works great, no lags whatsoever in that respect.

Also important to know is that the HDD is completely blank, it only has Windows 7 on it, I havent installed one file or application.

So I think this is a HDD problem since it just crashed a few days back, but I can't be sure.

Ohh, last problem, My keyboard doesnt work completely (it used to with XP), in Windows 7 i couldn't press Shift or Caps Lock and some other alphabets, today morning I could press shift and Caps Lock, but those same alphabets di... Read more

A:Windows 7 freezes after clean install

Okay, new problem.

Just restarted my computer and after the Starting Windows screen, all I get is a black screen with a mouse, and I can move the mouse around but nothing opens, and HDD light was blinking a lot at the Starting Windows screen but on the black screen, no blinking.

This reminds me of a virus my brother had on his laptop last week (running XP). His laptop was working fine and then he started it one day and after the windows screen it just goes black with a mouse pointer.

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Puchased 2 Think Centres from a local university. No operating system on either. Tried installing Win 10 with media creation tool on flash drive then the ISO on DVD. The Windows logo comes on the screen and freezes. After about a min, it says something went wrong and restarts only to the same result. Someone said I need drivers but can you install drivers without an operating system installed? the units originally had Win 7.  

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Puchased 2 Think Centres from a local university. No operating system on either. Tried installing Win 10 with media creation tool on flash drive then the ISO on DVD. The Windows logo comes on the screen and freezes. After about a min, it says something went wrong and restarts only to the same result. Someone said I need drivers but can you install drivers without an operating system installed? the units originally had Win 7.  
 
Mod:  edited Subject line to add system type
 

A:ThinkCentre M90p: clean Win 10 install freezes

Your systems may not be supported for Windows 10, you can check here:  Windows 10 Upgrade - Supported System List

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Hello have got stuck on what should be simple.

Have successfully already got the latest current 32-Bit Windows 8.1 (upgrade 1 etc.) running smoothly (since it was released to market) using the original retail Windows 8 Pro DVD Physical Media (from Amazon [pre-order]) to upgrade from within a running & activated copy of 32-Bit Windows XP Pro SP3.

Ideally would like to move to 64-Bit Windows 8 (then 10) to access 8GB of RAM.

Have just discovered that neither my 32-Bit or 64-Bit Microsoft Windows 8 Pro Upgrade DVD's will clean install with a single blank HDD.

Both Win8 DVD's boot, then the blue 4 panel Windows logo appears, then the white dots circular spinner appears below the blue Windows logo, then the entire screen goes blank to black (but remains powered on) and nothing then seems to take place - no HDD light activity any more - nor any DVD Drive light activity that stops as well - just slow light pattern changes on my lit up (Crucial Ballistix Tracer) RAM.

The desktop has been at black screen for just over an hour now (writing this on laptop) no HDD / DVD indicator light activity - even with a brand new SATA cable!

Any ideas how to overcome this weird problem as also would ideally like to be able to clean install just Windows 8.1.

Regards.

A:Clean install of Windows 8 Freezes just after Spinner

Hi,

I am also having this problem with my win8 DVDs. The 32 bit actually throws an error screen after the spinners, but the 64 bit just goes blank/black like yours. I have no idea what to do.

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Hello, my computer has been freezing for the past few days every time I try to login.

It will sometimes give me a pink screen, I got in once but the screen went black in a couple minutes.

I can login in safe mode fine and even normally if I do diagnostic mode from msconfig.

I tried repairing windows 7 startup, but it detected no errors. I tried a clean install but the problem stayed.

all help is appreciated
 

A:Computer freezes after login, even after clean install

"It will sometimes give me a pink screen, I got in once but the screen went black in a couple minutes"...

Sounds like a video card issue. What are your complete computer specs, and what kind of video are you running? On-board or separate video card?
 

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Hi everyone. It seems I have the worst luck with Windows these days, but here is my problem.

I have made two clean installs of Windows 2000 Professional today trying to figure out a problem. It all started with my first install. It was behaving funny, freezing on startup (after desktop icons loaded) every other reboot or so. I put the latest Via chipset drivers on there, and nVidia video drivers (to get out of 16 color mode) and then the freezing upon boot seemed to stop.

I had already made the mistake of installing a few applications such as Firefox and Atomic Clock Sync, etc. Not only did it crash on boot every other boot or so, it would always freeze 2-3 minutes after starting a VNC session (using RealVNC). I tried troubleshooting those problems all evening, and I thought I would just start clean, in case something happened along the way.

So an hour or so ago, I started the 2000 install process again. It went fine and didn't have any problems. I installed a firewall first, just to be sure I didn't get the new install infected in any way. I went to download the nVidia drivers so I could actually see things in a decent resolution and color quality. That went fine as well.

I installed RealVNC and tried it from another machine. Speed was nice and fast, but just like before, it freezes the whole computer after 2-3 minutes, and I have to do a hard reset. Same result with UltraVNC I'm afraid.

I posted this in the Windows forum because I've checked ou... Read more

A:Brand new clean install Win2k. Freezes after 2-3 minutes of use!

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Hi there,

I recently acquired the computer listed in my specs, and was having 10 second freezes when running programs or just exploring the hard drive. I have XP Pro SP2. I figured it might be windows or something so I tried running a clean install. Just after it asks for SCSI or RAID drivers at the bottom it freezes and then blue screens on me saying "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer... blah blah blah, error code STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF7CAE524,0x00000C34,0x00000000,0x00000000). So I ran the Windows disk checker after booting in my original XP Pro SP2 and it gave me the same blue screen. AFAIK I have 2 Western Digital 74GB HDs in RAID 0 configuration... I surmise RAID 0 was installed incorrectly or I have a bum hard drive.

What is the right step to take from here?
 

A:Blue screen on Clean Install, Diskcheck, 10 second freezes

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Originally I set it to install and walked away came back hours later so I wasn't at the pc watching things. Anyways I managed to damage some files or something and for whatever reasons i could not figure out how to repair them. The microsoft forum was a bust no even one person tried to help me so I got sick of waiting and deleted the partition on the drive and made a new one and formatted it within the installer loaded from boot of the vista CD. That part went fine and quick. However when arriving at the step where its expanding files it took almost an hour before it spun up the CD and began increasing beyond 0%. From there up to 5% at best increases (avg 3%) then the CD spins down and idles for at least several minutes and then spins up gets a little farther and repeat. Basically the amount of time its just sitting there is probably 20 times or more longer than the time its actually progressing. Why is this? Is it supposed to do that? It seems odd to me that it wouldn't just keep spinning the CD and continuously progressing. Especially on a system with a dual core 3.2 ghz and 2GB of ram installs should zip through no time at all. I'm sure the install will be done before anyone replies but i thought I would check here in case its something I should be concerned about as a possible problem with my system.
 

A:Clean install of Vista 64bit on brand new pc is this norma install behavior?

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My system setup:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz
GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
XFX PVT71PUDP3 GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported EXTREME Video Card
OCZ S.O.E 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) {TWO OF THESE}
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
SAMSUNG 18X DVD?R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write, LightScribe Technology Black IDE Model SH-S182M
I put up the whole entire name of the parts from Newegg just to make sure I did not foget anything like model # incase you guys need it. Anyways on to the problem. Everything goes good all the way up to the Completing Installation part. It will hang there forever. I've tried a few times, sometimes it would just hang there forever until I reboot it and it gives me the usual error you all are used to hearing about about not being installed properly, or it will randomly restart on its own and give the same error. I have searched and searched and searched but I can't seem to find anything that helps. I've tried messing with the BIOS like instructed from some other help sites but I do not have much experience in the BIOS so maybe I'm missing a setting I need to change? If someone that knows about this motherboard can tell me the steps on what I should change and how to get there I would greatly appreciate it and try it out. My computer has no floppy drive just so you guys know. Also I'm not sure what version of BIO... Read more

A:Vista Home Premium Install Hangs At Completing. (clean Install)

First of all, Did you install the sata drivers?

In the Bios set every thing to default.

Vista asks for a few questions then does the rest its self. give it tops about 2 hours usually takes like 30 min or less.

You say you got an error message? Please post the entire message

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Hi,

I recently did a clean install of Vista Home Premium x32 and upon completion am unable to connect to the internet. I received the following error: "windows unable to install ethernet controller." Upon accessing Device Manager, I noticed yellow exclamation marks associated with my network controller. I have an Acer Aspire 5536-5224 notebook. Windows could not locate the drivers on the machine and I cannot connect to locate. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure where to begin searching for the driver! Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

A:windows unable to install ethernet controller after vista home premium clean install

Hi -

Try this Broadcom driver from Acer Support --> http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...e&Step3=Aspire

Acer Support --> http://support.acer.com/drivers_download.aspx



Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I would like to install Vista Home Premium 64-bit on my home computer. I currently have Media Center Edition 2005 installed, but want to start from scratch (i.e., NOT upgrade) and install the 64-bit version of Vista Home Premium. I have two questions:

(1) If I buy the retail boxed version of Vista Home Premium, will it contain the 64-bit version in addition to the 32-bit version?

(2) When I pop the DVD into my computer and reboot, what (if anything) do I have to do to get it to install the 64-bit version? Will I be prompted to choose?

Any guidance or experiences would be greatly appreciated!

-ABD-

A:Vista Home Premium Clean install - what do I need to install 64 bit version?

Oh great. I can answer this question (I think lol). I could not find a retail 64 bit version of Vista Home Premium. I had to buy the Vista Ultimate. I originally bought an OEM version of the 64 bit Home premium for $119, (I had all kinds of problems that turned out NOT to be from Vista, but that is another story). I exchanged it for the Ultimate retail version which came with Microsoft support. I have recieved better "support' from this website than the official MS support BTW. Anyways........

The Ultimate version of Vista came with 2 installation discs, one the 32 bit version and one the 64 bit version. I popped the 64 bit version disc in and it installed 64 bit Vista on my computer with no additional prompts. While I was unable to find the 64 bit RETAIL version of Home Premium, I'm sure that if you do, it will only contain the 64 bit version on the disc. While I was kind of hacked off to pay much more for the Ultimate than I was anticipating, I like the additional features. Hope this helps.

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Installed Win 7 Pro x86 last night on a new HD. After installing SP1, restarting freezes at the Gateway boot screen and I have to hit the power button to shut off, then turn back on. There are no alerts in device manager, so I don't believe this is a driver issue. Everything else seems to be working fine, so I don't think the HD is bad. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

A:Restart freezes on manufacture's boot screen after clean install

Run a startup repair and see if that fixes the issue.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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I have a PC that has 2 operating systems ( Vista  ant window 10) installed on 2 separate hard drives. The old primary one has vista installed on it. I would like to to reformat the primary one with vista and  clean install window 7 with product
key number. Can any one help me with step by step procedure. Thanks in advance.

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I recently had an issue with vista not playing nice with my freeBSD partition that eventually forced me to completely wipe both of my hard drives(mostly our of impatience) but ever since then when I tried to reinstall vista after telling it to delete the data on both of the hard drives I can no longer boot at all without getting a BSOD, When I try and do a safe mode boot it hangs on crcdisk.sys which makes me think its still a hard drive issue and for some reason it displays 3 vistas when it asks me to choose an OS. Any advice?

A:After clean wipe of vista(and my other OS) using Vista install disk I get a BSOD

Have you tried running hard drive diagnosis on your drive.
Do that first. If everything looks normal in results.

1) I start windows Vista from my DVD and select repair, select the command to star the console.
2) in the command promt I go to where my windows is installed and remane ( or delete) the followind file:

\windows\system32\drivers\pcmcia.sys*
\windows\system32\drivers\1394bus.sys
\windows\system32\drivers\ohci1394.sys
\windows\system32\driverstore\filerepository\pcmcia.infblablabla*
\windows\system32\driverstore\filerepository\1394.infblablabla
\windows\system32\driverstore\filerepository\sdbus.infblablabla*
\windows\inf\sdbus.inf*
\windows\inf\sdbus.PNF*

*NOTE: the file with * where NOT renamed (or delete) and it worked for me. In case Ur PC freeze again try to rename all files.

3) exit and restart.

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As many of you are now finding out, in order to upgrade your copy of XP to Vista, you need to have XP currently installed on the computer and the setup program must be run from withing XP. No longer can you boot off of the setup DVD and just insert the media of older versions that you are upgrading from. What this means is that there is no true way of doing a clean install from a formatted hard drive as when you enter the Vista product key it will tell you the setup must be run from within the previous operating system. Another issue that occurs is that you will invalidate the XP product key that you are upgrading from.Paul Thurott has discovered from internal Microsoft documents another method that you can use to perform a full install. To do this follow the steps below:

A:How To Perform A Clean Vista Install Using A Vista Upgrade Product Key

Paul Thurott has discovered from internal Microsoft documents another method that you can use to perform a full install.

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As many of you are now finding out, in order to upgrade your copy of XP to Vista, you need to have XP currently installed on the computer and the setup program must be run from withing XP. No longer can you boot off of the setup DVD and just insert the media of older versions that you are upgrading from. What this means is that there is no true way of doing a clean install from a formatted hard drive as when you enter the Vista product key it will tell you the setup must be run from within the previous operating system. Another issue that occurs is that you will invalidate the XP product key that you are upgrading from.Paul Thurott has discovered from internal Microsoft documents another method that you can use to perform a full install. To do this follow the steps below: Boot your computer form the Windows Vista Upgrade DVD. When you get to the setup screen, start a new setup of Vista.

When prompted to enter your product key, Do not enter it. Instead click on the Next button and continue with the setup. This will install Vista as a 30-day trial.

When prompted select the edition of Vista which you had purchased. So if you purchase Home Premium, select Home Premium. This is important, so do not pick a version that you did not purchase as it will affect later steps.

Once the setup has completed and you are back at your new Vista desktop, run the setup program from the Vista DVD again from within the new Vista 30-day trial.

Go through the setup, but this ti... Read more

A:How To Perform A Clean Vista Install Using A Vista Upgrade Product Key

Paul Thurott has discovered from internal Microsoft documents another method that you can use to perform a full install.That link doesn't work and has anyone done this to see if it actually works?

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Tried this and got it to work twice...after many failed attempts using other methods. Hopefully helps somebody else out.
1. Upgraded computer, had to install OS on blank drive
2. Installed vista sp2, during setup said to not enable automatic updates
3. Went into Vista Updates and let it update twice (first time I think had some updates pre-installed from the sp, second time was for the update client update)...this is typically the point where windows update would just get stuck
4. Restarted computer
5. Used program WSUS offline updater, http://download.wsusoffline.net/
6. In WSUS Offline Update program, went under legacy products, checked my version of windows vista, picked all the check boxes under "options" then clicked "start"
7. After it did its thing, went into client folder and clicked UpdateInstaller and ran it with the options I wanted installed
8. Restarted whenever it asked, and it installed all the updates! There was one step that said it would take a while, and it took a little while (didnt watch but was under 1 hour)
The first time I tried WSUS offline update it didnt work, so I am not sure if step 3 is necessary or not, but it was the only difference between the times I tried it when it worked and didnt work, may have just been coincidence. Dont think WSUS offline update does anything with drivers, but around 180 updates installed.
Thanks to the creators of WSUS Offline Update
 
 
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A:How I got clean install of Vista Ultimate SP2 to install updates...

Hi vista134:
 
Thank you for that feedback.  Other users have posted questions about how to use the WSUS Offline Updater to update Vista SP2 (see GaryC's post in the AskWoody.com thread How to update Vista quickly? for one example) so your comments will be very helpful.  It sounds like many users are getting stuck at your step # 7 and aren't sure how to run UpdateInstaller.exe to start the actual installation.
------------32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox v50.1.0 * NIS v22.8.1.14 * MBAM Premium v2.2.1

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I have a Asus Zenbook laptop (UX31). I crushed my MBR and somehow I couldn't ever restore it so I did a new clean install (even though I have a Windows.old folder with most if not all of my old files).

And so the usual boring process began: download drivers, installing them, installing the usual software (Avast, Comodo firewall, Chrome, Office, Adobe programs...) and almost on top of that I began doing lot of work with it, sadly I have almost no time to lose.

Somewhere in that process I started noticing some performance problems: doing different things (open a new chrome tab, clicking a link, open folder, clicking low workload buttons in any program) makes the whole thing freeze for 1-4 seconds. Most of the times the mouse can still be moved during the freeze moment, other times even the mouse is freezed for those 1-4 seconds which is more annoying.

In the last install nothing like this happened, system was perfectly fluid. As far as i can remember I have installed the same drivers from the same Asus page, and the same software. Obviously something is different.

I had the suspicion it was COMODO firewall that was freezing things (its alert windows usually freeze more consistently) so I temporarily "disabled it": but problems persist.

Can you help?

A:Clean Win7 install + drivers + basic software = randome little freezes

Hello Joker mate what media are you using to install with? May I suggest this to you if you are doing a factory restore as I don't know what you are using (machine wise)

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7


Some system specs would be very welcome
System Info - See Your System Specs

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Hi,

I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 which i bought early 2008. I got fed up with it running slow recently so i did a clean install of Vista Home Premium.

I have just tried to re-install MS Office Home and Student 2007 which came with my laptop when i bought it. I enter the 25 character product key (correctly) from the sticker on the back of the cd wallet but it gives me a validation error and suggests i may have incorrectly entered the product key.

I have performed a clean Vista install before a few years ago and didn't have an issue re-installing Office last time with this very disk

What could cause this?

Thanks,

Alex

A:Install Office after clean install of Vista

Alex
The most common problem is mistake with zero and oh, make sure you are doing it correctly.

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I am considering a "clean install" for my PC,

I did the compatability check from MS website and it passed except for a couple "device details"...

1. Nvidia Geforce 7500 LE (no compatability data available)
2. Trend Micro Common Firewall mini port (same as above)
3. Nvidia nforce networking controller (same as above)
4. Realtek High Definition Audio (same as above)

- Is this a "major" problem to fix before installing Vista?
**Hp's website only has driver downloads for XP for my desktop so I would go into the install with Vista hopefully picking them up

The application said I only had to download a update for Windows MSGr before continuing , thats done.

A:Vista Clean Install...

I just wrote a couple drivers to a cd;

- The realtek one from these forums
- A Nvidia driver (from 3dGuru)

Still am a little hesitant about install but any advice is appreciated. (I'll probably do it tonighbt or tomorrow)

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I built my new PC a few months('bout 5). Besides a few crashes with older programs- I had no issues to speak of. Recently though, Firefox, which is probably the #1 program I used, began to crash at least once daily if not more. This began to annoy me the frequency of crashes only inxcreased as time went on. I attempted to do a system restore but the earliest date was only 2 weeks prior. I did it anyway but then I started to have programs with my antivirues(avira) due to being out of date, etc. So I took the oppurtunity to instead switch to Avast Antivirus. Since installing Avast(and even after installing Avira), my computer has had many more problems. The problems all relate to computer startup- if it makes it past the login screen it takes many minutes for windows to completely finish startup processes, and even after if I attempt to run any program the entire system will just hang. Completely Freeze. I've even got a BSOD. That is if it even starts up, its now more likely not to. It seems to take at least 3 or 4 restarts to get the computer going past the login screen. Most of the time, I just get a black screen after the windows loading screen.

What I want to do is do a fresh clean install of vista like my hard drive is a virgin. I've saved the few files I care about and everything else can just go.

I've already tried to put in my OEM Vista x64 bit disc and repairing the install, but it found nothing to repair, then I tried just installing Vista overt... Read more

A:Want to do clean install of vista..how

BUMP

I tried installing Vista(overtop of old install) using the boot disk. It gave me this message: Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available, then restart installation. Error code: 0x80070571

Then I tried to use the startup repar option from the boot disk. The startup repair found this error: "System volume on Disk is corrupt" it ran CHKDSK and it fixed a bunch of stuff I guess.

I tried using my computer normally after that and it froze once, and another time after startup I got a blue screen that said "A problem has been detected and windows has been shutdown to prevent damage."


Any help?

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I am trying to do a clean install of vista home premium, i have an old acer laptop that used to have vista installed i have formatted the hard drive and run the disk everything is fine to start with, put in all the info it asks including a valid product key
the installation goes fine until it gets to the completing insallation bit then it seems to get stuck and nothing else happens.
advice anyone????
thanks in advance
andy
 

A:clean install of vista

Hi try the simple stuff first clean the drive lens,check the disc for damage,check the disc on another machine
 

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good morning .
here is i like to know .right now i am using a ddr 2 mlotherboard .
next week i will be put a new mobo [ddr3] here is what i like to know .
i have a ssd drive now on my ddr2 and i will be using it on my new ddr3 board .
so cant i do a clean vista install on my ssd drive .
if i do a clean install i will have the choice to format it right .
 

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I have a laptop (Acer Travelmate 2480) which came with Windows Vista home basic pre-installed, I upgraded to Home premium and want to do a clean install of HP, but when I enter my license key during the install it won't accept it. How can I do a clean install using the upgade license? I want to do this because I hate all of the "Acer Extras" and want to rid myself of them once and for all and I am also going to dual-boot with XP pro.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Clean Vista Install?

Do I understand correctly?
You want to use Vista Upgrade DVD from HP to clean install Vista on Acer?
If so, it won't work.
 

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I currently have Vista Home Premium x86. I am wanting to clean install x64 Home Premium with my product key. I downloaded an .iso of Vista x64 and burnt it on to a DVD. I went through the BIOS and installed from my DVDrom. It attempted to install after I typed in my activation key. It got past phase 1. Then before phase 2 could pass 0% I got this message.

"Windows cannot open the required file E:\Sources\Intall.wim........Error code:0x800700D"

Anyone know what the problem could be? Is it a bad download of the .iso? If so could someone share a link for a good download? I've been searching the internet all weekend and haven't had much luck.

A:Can't clean install Vista x64

Hello Hormel and welcome , my understanding is that you would need a legal copy of the OS. Did you acquire this ISO from Windows or your computer manufacturer ?

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I have Vista Ultimate disc, is there a way I can re install windows but leave my programs and personal files on the HDD?

A:Non Clean install of Vista

If you reinstall Vista all of your old files will be put in a file called windows.old. You can then copy your personal files etc. to their correct folders on the new installation but your programs will probably need to be reinstalled.

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i just purchased a laptop with no OS installed but it came with a home premium key, i am trying to install and am stuck on "where do you want to install windows"
no drivers were found. click load driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation...please help!
 

A:Please Help Clean Install of Vista

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From the FAQ:






Quote:
Q.: I have Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bits and want to migrate to Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits. Do I need to do a Clean install or can I perform an in-place upgrade?
A.: A Clean Install is required when migrating from 32 to 64 bits or vice-versa, independent of the initial and target versions,.


I did a custom install to switch from my 32-bit Vista Business to 64-bit Windows 7 Professional. Everything I've ever read, including the FAQ quoted above, says a clean install is the only way for that to happen.

I did that, yet it somehow retained all of my old files (mostly in a windows.old folder, with some remaining on the C: drive). How is this even possible?

I'm truly baffled.

-- BTW, I love this site. I found it while searching for Windows 7 on Google.

A:32-bit Vista to 64-bit W7: Somehow NOT a clean install?

A clean install doesn't mean everything will be wiped clean - it just means that you cannot upgrade - you have to set up a new Windows installation, reinstall your programs and put back your documents etc. where they belong.

It will only be Mr Proper clean if you wipe the target disk clean from your Win7 installation DVD.

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hi i ave just finished re-installing vista using vista home premium 32 bit with sp2 retail
media

windows has just checked for updates and there are 126 important updates to install..

i was recently told to only do a few at a time. wich is fine however is there an order in wich to do them such as biggest 1st oldest 1st service packs 1st ?

i am unsure on how to proceed any help would be much appreciated

A:help clean install of vista..

Hello Billy,

Usually letting what it has selected by default will install fine. If you have issues, then select to only install a few at a time from what was originally selected by default.

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Can someone either tell me or point me in the direction of a good set of instructions to wipe my hard drive and re-install Vista back on to my computer? I have had so many system issues and problems for so long that I am totally fed up at this point and am willing to do this no matter how much time it takes to reload the updated drivers etc. I already feel like this.... Please help me to get back to this

Many Thanks
os

A:How to do a clean re-install of Vista

1) Change the boot order in bios so the cd / dvd drive is the first device.
2) Boot to the Vista CD
3) When given the option, you can either delete and recreate the primary partition or simply format it - it's up to you.
4) Continue the installation routine
5) After installation, install all drivers beginning with the chipset driver
6) Install a good anti virus utility
7) Download and install all appropriate Windows Updates / Service Packs

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Hi all,
I had installed Windows 10 TP from Windows 8.1, and after realising what a mistake that was, I tried to revert back first to 8.1 then to 7. The "rollback" wasn't an option, and every installation technique I tried did not work. After much thought I decided to try to install Windows Vista. Unfortunately, each time I tried to install the OS, it reverted to the TP.

In the Command Prompt I formatted the drive that contained TP and Windows, and made a boot USB drive with Windows Vista. I can boot the computer from the USB drive and the Windows Vista installation begins, but upon choosing a drive to install it to, it says "Windows is unable to find a system volume which meets its criteria for installation".

After Googling this phrase, there is an article from Microsoft that outlines to make sure the HDD is a higher boot priority, or to remove the USB drive during boot up and to only insert it after Windows Install starts.
I have reconfigured the BIOS and made sure the HDD has a higher priority than the USB drive, and the same issue occurs. I obviously cannot boot the computer without the stick because there is no information on the HDD to which to boot to.

Any insight / help would be great!

A:Clean install of Vista

Your profile states Vista Ultimate x64 SP3, that must be a typo as there never was a 3rd SP. SP2 is the max.

A lot here depends on what you are using to install Vista with. Do you have Vista DVD media and a product key? It also depends on a) is the partition your are installing on formatted using the NTFS file system and b) already allocated a drive letter and c) how were you telling the system to install - a complete format and install would be the only way to go I think, although I will defer to any others that may wish to post here.

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Hello

This message haunts me:

"windows could not update the computer's boot configuration installation cannot proceed vista".

This is the message after re-installing vista on my dell xps that completely died. I have reformatted my stock hard disk so that I no longer have access to the registry for that fix(if you know what im referring to).

However, I have an external hard drive for my other laptop, with windows 7 on it, would it be possible to install win 7 onto the computer that had win vista on it to begin with? or is this a matter of copyright law or something?

Or could my hard drive just be fried?

Sorry for the three questions.

Thanks,
dold
 

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I did a vista clean install, because I had a few problems with my previous state.

I'm not entirely sure if this was actually caused by the install. But I reckon it was.

I came to install my Netgear WG111V2 wireless router this evening, and for some reason it didn't reckognize it. The software was installed sucessfuly, but the WG111v2 application is only compatible with windows XP and below.

I found a vista driver for it, but when I came to install it, I got an error, invalid location or something. C:/Users/Myles/AppData/Temp/{645765/6575or something like that.

This is vista home premium 32bit. I am planning on upgrading to 64bit any time soon, but I wan't everything to be working accordingly before I upgrade.

Not my best idea of doing a clean install

A:Vista clean install.

you cannot upgrade from 32x to 64x
you will have to clean install 64x so you may as well do it now
i think you will find a error 10 listed in the error logs causing the problem

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Hi,

I'm new on the forums here and I'm just getting into the whole maintaining and upgrading PCs thing. I need some advice about a clean install of Vista.

I am going to have to replace my existing motherboard/processor/memory because of faulty hardware.
I have been told that I may have to reinstall the OS as part of the process.
It has also been pointed out that the type/version of Vista I have will make a difference to this (ie. is it OEM, etc.).
The version I have came preinstalled on the PC, but I have a slim (DVD style) Vista package which came along with the system (and the other drivers).
The authentication sticker is stuck to the back of the base unit.

I have looked around and all the indications are that I should be able to use this version for a clean install after I reformat the HDD, but I am not sure

So I'd like some guidance about identifying which version I have (if it's possible) and how to go about doing this should I have to format the HDD and reinstall from scratch.

Regards,

Rich

A:Clean Vista Install

Hello Rich, and welcome to Vista Forums.

A Vista that came preinstalled on a store bought computer is going to be a OEM Vista. Unlike a retail copy of Vista, the product key number for a OEM Vista is permanently tied to the motherboard and first computer it is used to activate that OEM Vista with. You will not be able to use the same product key number to activate your OEM Vista if installed on any other computer than the one it was first activated on, or the same computer with a different motherboard.

You would have to purchase a new copy of Vista and use the product key that came with it instead.

A retail copy of Vista can have it's product key number activated on any computer as long as it's unistalled from any other computer first.

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dear friends

i recently bought acer 7736g with windows 7 in it
as the laptops were installed up and until recently with vista, i want to know if my machine was first installed with vista and upgraded to 7 or had a clean install

any thoughts ?
thanks
gagbel

A:how to know if vista to 7 upgrade or clean 7 install

Are you having a lot of trouble with it? If so, it might make sense to just reinstall 7

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I just bought a new HP Pavilion pc that came preloaded with Vista Home Premium 64bit. It also came loaded with a bunch of crap so I just want to blow it away and install a clean Vista OS. Unfortunately, HP only includes a recovery partition from wich you build reccovery disks. I called HP support and they informed me that the only way to get OS disks is to purchase the OS from Microsoft. I argued that I had already done so by purchasing the pc with a licensed copy of Vista preloaded. They said it was an OEM version which can only be installed with the recovery disks and that I should just uninstall the unwanted programs.

I have the Windows Vista product key sticker on the side of the pc so can someone tell me if I purchase a media only version of Vista can I activate it with the OEM product key that came with the pc? And if anyone has any other ideas I'm all ears. Thanks!

Jeff

A:Clean Vista OEM Install Issues

Hello Jeff,

Sorry, but you will not be able to use your OEM product key number with any retail Vista installation DVD.

Other than buying a retail Vista version and installing it instead with the product key number that comes with it, you could use a 3rd party backup program like Acronis True Image to make a backup clone of your hard drive after you have uninstalled the programs you do not want and have everything setup the way you like it. You can then use this clone backup to reinstall Vista as it was when you created the backup. You can try a 15 day trial version of Acronis True Image at the link below to try and see if you like that idea.

Complete hard disk recovery solution, backup, drive copy, clone and image computer software

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I've nearly at my wits end here. I'm building my own system from scratch and I can't get Vista 64 bit installed on it. Here's the hardware specs:

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ABS Aplus ABS-CS-EL Diablo Black 0.8mm SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 Yorkfield 2.66GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9450 - Retail

EVGA 132-CK-NF79-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI DDR3 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

EVGA 01G-P3-1284-AR GeForce GTX 280 SSC Edition 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail (x2)

Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM (x2)

OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P13334GK - Retail (x2=8gig total)

COOLMAX CUQ-1200B 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply - Retail

LITE-ON 20X DVD?R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model LH-20A1L-06 - Retail

LG Super Multi Blu-ray Disc Burner & HD DVD-ROM Drive Black SATA Model GGW-H20L - Retail

Logitech MX518 2-Tone 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB + PS/2 Wired Optical Gaming-Grade Mouse - Retail

Logitech G15 2-Tone USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard - Retail

Westinghouse 42" 16:9 8ms 1080p LCD HDTV w/ ATSC Tuner TX-42F430S
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Anyone experience the sidebar out of order with the clock on bottom. Just curious if that means there's an issue with the copy I burned to disk or if its normal per say.

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I have a HP Slimline 3323. Windows Vista has crashed and will not start. You can not recover the factory software from the recovery image or recovery disk. Microsoft had sent me an in-place upgrade/installation/repair disk to upgrade the system before the crash. When Windows was at least working but had problems. Those problems were the reason they suggested the upgrade. In order to do an upgrade it must be started in Windows but Windows will not start.

1 Can I do a clean fresh install of Vista Home Premium and use the Product key license that it came out of the box with? The PC came out of the box with Vista Home Premium.

2 Is there any way to get back the other software HP packaged with Windows (HP Update, HP Adviser, Cyberlink, PC Doctor Harware Diagnotic Tools, and others)?

3 Will the recovery image or recovery disks be of any use after a fresh clean install?

4 Will the Vista clean installation install the right drivers for this machine? In other words after a clean successful install will it startup and work?
 

A:Solved: Vista Clean Install

Did clean installation. It all worked out very good.
 

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Originally Posted by Brink


Hello LGC, and welcome to Eight Forums,

Yes, you can replace the 32-bit Vista with a 64-bit Windows 8 upgrade.

If you like, you could also use the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant to purchase and download the ?24.99 ($39.99) Windows 8 upgrade ISO file on your 64-bit W7, create a bootable DVD or USB with the ISO, then clean install the 64-bit Windows 8 upgrade on your 32-bit Vista computer. During installation, you would enter the W8 product key.

Hope this helps,
Shawn









Originally Posted by Brink


You're welcome.

The Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant only verifies that the computer you run it on qualifies for the upgrade. It doesn't tie that computer to the Windows 8 upgrade since it's only a check. You can download and purchase from any computer your like, but since you want a 64-bit copy of Windows 8 upgrade, you will only be able to do so from a 64-bit Windows.

Yes, you will get a new Windows 8 product key when you purchase the Windows 8 upgrade. This would be the key you enter during installation. The key is good for either 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 8.

You will not be able to upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit. Instead, you must do a clean install with the Windows 8 upgrade copy.

Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade



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A:Want to clean install 64-bit Windows 8 over 32-bit Vista

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Originally Posted by Brink


Hello LGC, and welcome to Eight Forums,

Yes, you can replace the 32-bit Vista with a 64-bit Windows 8 upgrade.

If you like, you could also use the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant to purchase and download the ?24.99 ($39.99) Windows 8 upgrade ISO file on your 64-bit W7, create a bootable DVD or USB with the ISO, then clean install the 64-bit Windows 8 upgrade on your 32-bit Vista computer. During installation, you would enter the W8 product key.

Hope this helps,
Shawn









Originally Posted by Brink


You're welcome.

The Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant only verifies that the computer you run it on qualifies for the upgrade. It doesn't tie that computer to the Windows 8 upgrade since it's only a check. You can download and purchase from any computer your like, but since you want a 64-bit copy of Windows 8 upgrade, you will only be able to do so from a 64-bit Windows.

Yes, you will get a new Windows 8 product key when you purchase the Windows 8 upgrade. This would be the key you enter during installation. The key is good for either 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 8.

You will not be able to upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit. Instead, you must do a clean install with the Windows 8 upgrade copy.

Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade



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i,ve got vista basic as O.S. is there a way to copy just vista basic to a disc. as in the bare bones start up with out all the programs i have installed the laptop. what i,m trying to say is i want to start afresh without all the programs i have installed. just like loading vista basic for the very time. i have not got the vista basic disc because i bought the laptop from a catalogue with vista pre=installed, the only disc i,ve got is recovery disc,please advise,cheers .

A:clean install vista basic

unless you purchase another copy of vista, you need to use the recovery. Besides, it will have all the drivers you need for your laptop to work properly. If you installed vista from another copy, you will have to search online at the manufacturers website for all the proper drivers.

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I've just gotten Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit from a vendor on Ebay. It was unopened and had all the documentation. I tried to install it and it goes through boot up then says it is copying files, then goes to a screen with a progress bar that says Microsoft Corp underneath it, then goes to a screen that looks like a wallpaper for a desktop and my cursor appears, then it just sits there. At that point all I have is a backround and a cursor and the install doesnt go any farther. And thoughts?

wavz
 

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