Cannot re-instal Vista - StartUp repair error RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have tried to reload Vista (32 bit Home premium) my Dell 1720 Inspiron laptop. I have attempted a manual re-install from a formatted disk using the Dell OS CD that came with my laptop. It is freezing 3 quarters of the way through the “Completing Installation” step.

    I have formatted the hard disk – because I originally believed it was a hard disk problem that was causing the OS reload to fail – however the installation gets stuck at exactly the same spot even with a new hard-disk. I have also used the memory checkr tool on the OS installation disk which didn’t detect any errors.

    When I run the Startup Repair tool on the CD – I get the following error:
    Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2
    Problem Signature 01: External Media
    Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6000.16386
    Problem Signature 03: 3
    Problem Signature 04: 131074
    Problem Signature 05: FailureDuringSetup
    Problem Signature 06: FailureDuringSetup
    Problem Signature 07: 0
    Problem Signature 08: 0
    Problem Signature 09: Unknown
    Problem Signature 10: 1168
    OS Version: 6.0.6000.
    Locale ID: 1033

    Has anyone had this problem? How do I fix it?
    Friday, December 4, 2009 4:01 AM