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need help installing vista RRS feed

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  • And, help with what, specifically, would you be looking for?
    A question to go with the topic that you started would be helpful....

    Friday, September 5, 2008 2:15 AM
  • keep getting errror code 000017 somthething like that copes install files then stops tryed all upgrades tp the pc

     its optiplex gx260 p41.5gigs of memory graphics car is bfg6200 the board is 828intel any ideas woul be help thans
    Friday, September 5, 2008 6:02 PM
  • Step one:  if you have any USB devices connected, save for keyboard and mouse, disconnect them.  This includes (with stress added) any memory card readers (if it's internal, open up the case, and unplug it.)

    Step two:  run Memtest86+ on the system for a while (the floppy version is easier to create a disc with; however, if you don't have a floppy drive, you'll need the ISO version (disc image) to create a bootable CD.)

    Step three (only if the HDD and/or DVD drive are IDE):  Verify proper placement and jumpering of the drives - Master goes on the end of the cable, Slave goes in the middle.  The 'long' end of the IDE cable goes to the mobo; 'short' end goes to the master drive.  Note also that drive jumering arrangements do sometimes have a different setting for 'master (no slave)' vs. 'master (slave present.)'

    Step four:  if this is a downloaded (eval) version, try re-burning the disc at a lower speed.

    Step five:  Try replacing the DVD drive with one from another computer.  The new installer that's part of Vista (and Server 2008, and Windows Home Server) is a bit less tolerant of disc-read errors than XP was.

    Saturday, September 6, 2008 2:18 AM