I am now totally beaten, cannot get a stable vista install

I am now totally beaten, cannot get a stable vista install

Post by T5 » Wed, 18 Oct 2006 03:04:24


I have a new bespoke system with xp pro installed as my main os. I have
downloaded vista RC1 and burned it as an iso using Nero. I created a 50gb
partition (using partition magic) on my 300gb HD and installed vista to it,
I can login to the vista desktop and then after a few moments...POP.....off
I go....... No signal......reeboot! it is driving me mad. To make matters
worse vista doesn't appear in my boot.ini file but appears twice in my boot
sequence, one tells me that vista cannot load and the other boots to vista
but only lets me in for a few moments and then auto reboots.

Vista is nice but I am *** my hat up with it until it stabalises.
 
 
 

I am now totally beaten, cannot get a stable vista install

Post by John Barne » Wed, 18 Oct 2006 03:59:35

The boot.ini file is only for legacy systems started thru ntldr. Vista boot
file is totally independent.

 
 
 

I am now totally beaten, cannot get a stable vista install

Post by Colin Barn » Wed, 18 Oct 2006 17:27:13

One of the Vista entries may be an aborted installation. You can clean this
up with VistaBoot Pro 3.1 (run from the XP side). Vista uses the Boot
Configuration Data store rather than the boot.ini file. Only XP will appear
in boot.ini. Vista is a lot more different from XP than you assume.