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BSOD (Internal_Power_Error) when trying to install Vista...Please Help! RRS feed

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  • I just got Vista and yesterday I tried installing it on my Windows XP computer (both as a clean install and upgrade) and both times after the install files load and the Windows logo shows up for the first time, I get the BSOD.  The error message is "Internal_Power_Error".  I've seen numerous comments about disabling this, enabling that, removing something, etc but nothing seems to work.  Is there a workaround for this?  Do I need a larger power supply or something?  I'm using an Abit IS7 motherboard w/ a 350 watt PSU.

    Monday, September 1, 2008 3:30 PM

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    Hi,

     

    Before installing Windows Vista, please run Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor first to check if your computer is ready to install Windows Vista.

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/upgradeadvisor.mspx

     

    After that, please unplug all unnecessary devices such as network card, sound card and external hard drives. Then boot from the Windows Vista disk, format the drive and perform a Clean Install of Windows Vista.

     

    Please let me know the result.

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

    Wednesday, September 3, 2008 2:30 AM
    Moderator

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    Hi,

     

    Before installing Windows Vista, please run Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor first to check if your computer is ready to install Windows Vista.

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/upgradeadvisor.mspx

     

    After that, please unplug all unnecessary devices such as network card, sound card and external hard drives. Then boot from the Windows Vista disk, format the drive and perform a Clean Install of Windows Vista.

     

    Please let me know the result.

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

    Wednesday, September 3, 2008 2:30 AM
    Moderator
  • It works..thanks...

    Thursday, September 4, 2008 3:23 PM