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  • This solution worked for me.  I have a Dell Inspiron 1720. Vista Home Basic.

    Bob

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    I was seeing the same problems after attempting to repair a Vista OS - no go. Would always hang close to ending setup/installation in WinPE or whatever.

    Dell Inspiron 1720. Vista Home Basic.

    After updating the BIOS I noticed I had an option to run SATA drives in ATA mode or AHCI. AHCI was set. I took the necessary steps to use ATA mode (have to disable flash write or something somewhere else in bios too before you can switch).

    Using ATA mode install worked without problems!!

    Let me know if it works for others too! Otherwise the BIOS update might have been the fix.

    Zak
    • Proposed As Answer byAZS1 Sunday, November 29, 2009 5:01 AM
    Wednesday, January 13, 2010 3:14 AM