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System hang on windows vista ulitmate install


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Hey again all; Recently I was able to obtain a copy of windows vista ultimate, yet, when I go to install it, it starts like normal and says 'Windows is checking files' and after that all loads it stop on a black screen.

When trying a copy of windows xp I was able to get, it installs normally, but when it goes to load into windows I get a bsod saying 'Mismatched kernel and hal image' and tells me to restart.

At the post, it gives information on the CPU, (Core 2 Quad), then says that there's an unknown cpu detected, and I need to update BIOS to use it at it's best. So, I flashed the BIOS with an update, and it worked fine, but still says i need to update my bios.
My Specs:
xclio windtunnel case
bfg nvidia GeForce 9800 GT
asus p5k motherboard
2GB RAM
80GB IDE HDD
IDE CD Drive

(The hard drive and cd drive operate off the same cable, set to cable select)

Installing windows in my other tower, however, works without a problem?
Any Idea what kinds of issues could give me these problems?


Thanks, Tech

Edited by TechSlave, 31 May 2009 - 10:38 PM.

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This is a Windows 2000 error... :)

http://msdn.microsof...y/ms854943.aspx

For installing Vista, after the "Windows is checking files" and it turns to a black screen, how long do you leave it for?

Edited by Troy, 30 May 2009 - 09:42 PM.

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I was able to obtain a copy of windows vista ultimate

Where from?
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This is a Windows 2000 error... :)

http://msdn.microsof...y/ms854943.aspx

For installing Vista, after the "Windows is checking files" and it turns to a black screen, how long do you leave it for?


I leave it for 10 minutes or so to be sure that its not doing anything.
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I was able to obtain a copy of windows vista ultimate

Where from?

From best buy near my home.
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Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD, and make the CD bootable.

NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, which is not listed, try using Hitachi tools.
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For some reason I have a feeling this is because the hard drive and CD drive are on the same cable... In theory it should work, but in practice I've only ever seen problems with it.

Are you able to have them on separate channels at all?
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For some reason I have a feeling this is because the hard drive and CD drive are on the same cable... In theory it should work, but in practice I've only ever seen problems with it.

Are you able to have them on separate channels at all?


No, I only have one IDE connector on my motherboard, and I have two IDE's. If I had either a sata hard drive or a sata cd drive, everything would probly be fine. but right now I have to do it this way.
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Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD, and make the CD bootable.

NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, which is not listed, try using Hitachi tools.

The hard drive is brand new, only been running for about 2 months or so. So I wouldn't think it'd be the problem.
I'll run the test on it though, just to see. Pretty sure its fine though.
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I'm thinking I'm just going to have to wait and buy a sata hard drive.
then see if I can get it to work that way.

For now though, if you have any other ideas, please let me know.
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