Install hangs in less than 60 seconds on Averatec... RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have an Averatec 7100 laptop. AMD Turion64 x2, 1GB DDR2, 100GB. "Windows Vista Capable."

    I have tried installing Beta 2, RTM, and the "Ultimate" retail version. All of them hang up right at the start of the installation.

    1. Press any key to boot from CD or DVD.
    2. Windows is loading files... (there is a grey progress bar below that text)
    3. Microsoft Corporation (there is a green bar chasing across the box over and over)
    4. Now it hangs up.
    I have reformatted the hard drive with an old XP install disk I have. It is now installing to a brand new NTFS partition. Any ideas on what is causing the hang up?
    Thursday, February 8, 2007 4:16 AM