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  • Hello all -

    I've been searching around all day, and it seems as though no one has posted about the particular problem I'm seeing (or a fix that works).

    I just put together a new rig -
    *Q9300 1333mhz quad core
    *MSI P35 platinum, bios ver 1.1 (current)
    *4gb Patriot PC10666 1333mhz running at 1066mhz @ 6,6,6,18 (stable)
    *Seagate 7200.11 SATA hdd
    *ATI x1650 and/or Nvidia Geforce 8600GTS (have tried both)

    This is my first Vista install... Installed Vista Ultimate w/SP1 x64, install goes smoothly until after the "setup is testing your system's performance" page (after selecting username/icon/background).  On next boot it hangs (with USB devices off) as soon as the "progress bar" with "green rectangles" comes up.  Leave it for about 30 mins, and the progress bar stops.  Reboot in safe mode and it halts at the infamous "crcdisk.sys" line.

    I tried:
    *renaming all those driver/inf files listed everywhere by Rick-something-or-another
    *taking out one 2gb stick and re-installing w/2gb RAM
    *running chkdsk /r from Recovery Console (no errors x2... there's a great way to spend 2 hrs)
    *disabling literally every feature in BIOS (USB, 1394, audio, RAID, etc)
    *changing AHCI (sp?) to 'IDE' in BIOS
    *Timing my RAM down to 800mhz
    *probably some other stuff throughout the last 48hrs

    I'm all out of options.  I've tried formatting/reinstalling 3 times, with different configurations, and probably exhausted my reset button's MTBF.  I refuse to go back to trusty WinXP 32bit without Microsoft explaining to me exactly what I have that's not compatible.

    Thanks a ton in advance Smile

    Jeff
    Wednesday, July 23, 2008 9:38 AM

Answers

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    Hi.

     

    I have the same/similar problem.

     

    I have been at this for 9 hours, and like hundreds of Posts I have read today, nobody seems to know the answer  !!

     

    I have not tried renaming files, it seems to me that if that were really the answer, Microsoft would surely have made a Post somewhere.

     

    Perhaps I am wrong, but at the high cost of VISTA ULTIMATE, I would certainly expect it.

     

    The most sensible advice I have seen, [though it did not work] was to

    use the install disk

    repair

    command prompt

    bootrec.exe

    /FixMbr

    /FixBoot 

    /Rebuild

     

    I am installing onto a New 320GB brand new disk SATA

    Partition 80GB

    2 month old Notebook

    4GB of Ram

    No USB or anything connected

     

    I have tried reinstalling 7 times to no avail

     

    PLEASE, PLEASE, is there sombody out there that knows the answer.

     

    Desperately, and appreciatively, Thanks in advance for some HELP

     

    Kevin

    Wednesday, July 23, 2008 8:08 PM

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  •  

    Hi.

     

    I have the same/similar problem.

     

    I have been at this for 9 hours, and like hundreds of Posts I have read today, nobody seems to know the answer  !!

     

    I have not tried renaming files, it seems to me that if that were really the answer, Microsoft would surely have made a Post somewhere.

     

    Perhaps I am wrong, but at the high cost of VISTA ULTIMATE, I would certainly expect it.

     

    The most sensible advice I have seen, [though it did not work] was to

    use the install disk

    repair

    command prompt

    bootrec.exe

    /FixMbr

    /FixBoot 

    /Rebuild

     

    I am installing onto a New 320GB brand new disk SATA

    Partition 80GB

    2 month old Notebook

    4GB of Ram

    No USB or anything connected

     

    I have tried reinstalling 7 times to no avail

     

    PLEASE, PLEASE, is there sombody out there that knows the answer.

     

    Desperately, and appreciatively, Thanks in advance for some HELP

     

    Kevin

    Wednesday, July 23, 2008 8:08 PM
  • Thanks for replying Kevin, I know there are a lot of us.  I haven't run bootrec.exe, but I will give it a shot.  I seriously doubt I'm having trouble with the MBR/etc, as I just partitioned/formatted the drive in setup before installing files, and it's the only partition on the drive.  Also, chkdsk (as well as the Seagate equivalent on UBCD) found no errors.

    Any MSFT pros around that can lend a virtual hand?
    Wednesday, July 23, 2008 9:18 PM
  • Well, I'll be ********.  With my memory clocked at 1066Mhz and all 4GB in there, I rebooted into the Vista DVD, ran bootrec.exe /fixboot and bootrec.exe /fixmbr, and rebooted with "start normally", and it booted!  All good so far Smile

    Thanks again Kevin.
    Thursday, July 24, 2008 6:18 AM
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    I'm really pleased it worked for you

     

    It had all the essence for something real to happen.

     

    Wish it had worked for me.

     

    MICROSOFT, PLEASE IS ANYONE THERE

     

    I still have my problem

    With another 5 hours reading and trying etc

     

    The only progress I have made

    Left it on while sleeping, to wake up and see the mouse pointer

    excitement

    for a minute, machine was dead, rebooted, same problem

     

    HELP PLEASE,

    Thursday, July 24, 2008 10:24 AM