Everything installed fine onto the second hard drive, but I had neglected to take into consideration that I would not be able to utilize many of my programs installed on HDD 1 due to the fact that they were tied to my XP Installation, and on a separate OS. [It's [i]necessary[/i] to reinstall ALL applications when installing a fresh copy of the Vista OS on a new harddrive, in my case, HDD 2]
The problem arrises, in the sense that I have since opted to *again* install the Vista OS, but this time using the "upgrade" feature, thus installing it "on top of / replacing" the Windows XP OS on my HDD 1.
The installation went extremely well, that is until after the last step of the installation. Once everything had been completed, files copied, extracted, etc, my laptop restarted [completion stage] and little did I know that a BLACK SCREEN would show up along with my mouse. This is the only thing that is visible after the restart.
windows restarted > boot screen shows > bar moves > blackscreen w/ mouse
I am unsure as to what I should do, as I am unable to complete the installation [to my knowledge.]
As of now, I am booting through my HDD 2 Vista Installation, which successfully completed.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! School starts Monday. Ahh!
Edited by mhilliard_13, 24 August 2008 - 06:51 AM.