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Continual failure to setup Vista RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have tried on 4 seperate occasions to install Vista, in both the 32 and 64bit flavours.  Everytime I have the dreaded Blue Screen of Death, and the same error message immediatly after the splash screen loads.  The message is as follows:  'Machine-Check-Exception' followed by 0 x 000009c (0 x 0000000000000004, 0 x FFFFFA800197BEF8, 0 x 00000000B2000000, 0 x 00000000000070FOF).

    I am running a AMD64 3.2GIG Venice chip 9socket 939), 2 Gig of Crucial duel memory (2 pairs of MatchingDDR PC2700 512MB Ram Chips) 2 80 Gig IDE hard drives, Nvidiea 256 PCI express Graphics card on a ASUS  A8R32-MVP Deluxe motherboard.

    I am currently running XP without any problems, and occasionally I boot into a 64bit Linux distro (through a 80 gig removable drive) that runs without a problem. 

    Doesn't bode well if Vista can not even recognise my machine, unless someone has an answer to this, I will be avoiding Vista like the plauge.

    Friday, July 14, 2006 7:02 AM

All replies

  • Do you have a SATA drive setup?  Vista has issues with these types of drives.

    Saturday, July 15, 2006 9:55 AM
  • No, I'm using two regular IDE drives.  Both maxtor 80gig.  I do not think it's the DVD image, as I have tried three different DVD's and they all fail with the same error code.
    Thursday, July 20, 2006 7:55 AM
  • Hey Ray, I just installed it today and I get the same problem... it give me a "Memory Dump Crash" error and reboots. I also have XP on my C: partition and also have a SATA drive... I will disconnect it and try it and get back to you on this issue... I guess we just have to wait till the real version comes out ( or wait 3 months after...if you catch my drift)...the problem occurs after I input my password...I guess I'll keep messing with it....
    Friday, July 21, 2006 8:35 AM
  • Hello,

    If you feel that it could be a bug in relation to your hardware configuration, I would suggest that you file a direct bug report to the Vista development team. This way, the situation can be analyzed to help determine the cause.

    Hope this helps. Thanks!

    Friday, July 21, 2006 8:44 AM