Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Haja Peer Mohamed H

Potential Problems During Windows Vista Setup

The most common cause of a failed installation of Windows Vista is an out-of-date BIOS. If setup crashes, or if Vista won’t boot after you finish installing, check with the manufacturer of your system or motherboard for any BIOS updates, and update your BIOS if needed. Better yet, make sure you have the latest BIOS before you begin installation, particularly if your PC is more than a year old.

Another common stumbling block to a successful Windows Vista setup is your video card (display adapter). If setup stops with an unintelligible error message, reboots unexpectedly during setup, or just hangs at a blank screen, your video card may be at fault. Unfortunately, setup will rarely, if ever, warn you about such an incompatibility before you begin. If replacing the video card permits Windows Vista to install, then the culprit is obvious. Next, if you see an error that says something like “failed to open the windows image file,” this is an indictment of your DVD drive. Setup installs Vista from a single, huge hard-disk image file, and some older drives can’t handle files larger than 3 gigabytes in size. The solution is to replace the drive, or, if you’re particularly attached to the drive and you’re not in a hurry, purchase a copy of Vista setup on a stack of CDs (which Microsoft calls “alternate media”) and try again.

Lastly, if it’s an older disc, the culprit might be nothing more than a little dust; wipe the disk against your shirt and try again.

Haja Peer Mohamed H

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