computer. I had Windows XP home edition before that. I decided to upgrade,
so I checked which programs would be compatible. All but 2, which I
uninstalled. One piece of hardwere had out of date drivers. I uninstalled
the ones I needed for vista, but it said I couldn't install them now because
I wasn't running Vista, so I decided to try that after it was installed.
My PC specification is:
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3800+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.4GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Hard Drive: 203 GB
Video Card: RADEON X800 GTO
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Sound Card: Realtek AC97 Audio
Ask me if you want to know anything else.
I installed Vista off the DVD. It worked fine up until the restart after it
had ticked off all the stages of the install. When it started booting this
time, the moniter displayed it's usual startup screen to start with (showing
the motherboards logo). After that it showed a screen which was black and
had white text which seemed to allow me to select the operating system I
wanted to use, vista was selected by default, a rollback version was also there. If I select windows vista, the next screen is also black with white text and is titled
"Windows Error Recover", this says that windows had previously encountered an
error and gives you a few options of how you want to start windows, e.g.
normal mode, safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt, and lastknown good configuration. Safe mdoe won't work because it says the instillation can't continue in safe mode. So I have to choose Normal mode.
The next screen is the Windows vista loading screen. It just says "Windows
Corporation" and has a little loading bar.
After that is loaded it comes up with a blue screen which says how vista has
encoutered a serious error and needs to be shut down to prevent harm, it also
has lots more writing but it is hard to see because this screen only lasts
about 3 seconds and then the system just reboots and the process starts again.
I did an upgrade rather than clean install
I'm pretty sure I did an overwright of my orgional windows
I have booted vista off the CD and tried a repair, which failed
I can only install over the origional vista with a clean install, but I have important files on my computer, so I'd much rather an alternative. If not I need a way of moving my files to a safe area of the disk, or a way of copying them to an external hardrive.
I can enter command promt when I boot from CD
Tell me if you want to know anything else
All help is much appreciated.