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dual-boot install fails part way through RRS feed

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  • I've been trying to install RC2 dual-boot with XP Pro.  I've tried 32-bit and 64-bit with the same results.  Setup runs as expected until first re-boot.  The machine stops at "press a key to boot from CD" prompt and goes no further.  Upon removing CD and resetting, the bootup stalls with a flashing cursor on a black screen.  Never seems to time-out, just sits there.  I had to over-install XP on the first partition to get back into the system both times.

    Drive has two 30GB NTFS primary partitiions.  XP on first, attempting to install Vista on second.

    Any ideas?

     

    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 10:37 AM

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  • do you have a 64 or 32 bit processor?

    also are you using a dvd to install? if so, try mounting the iso on a virtural drive.  and then install
    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 7:34 PM