Windows Vista Upgrade Dell Dimension 4400
Posted on 2007-04-03
I have been trying to upgrade a Dimension 4400 1.9 GHZ, 1GB Ram, XT1300 Radieon Video Card to Vista. The install goes great until the first reboot and then it fails...usually a blue screen hardware error and then restores back to XP. I have tried upgrading about 6 times now, removing devices, upgraded bios and even trying to watch the blue screen to see what the driver or devcie was.....it flashes the blue screen so fast and moves on that I can't see it. Nothing is noted in the event viewer.
I have done the following:
I have removed all hardward except harddrive, dvd player, and video card to remove any hardware issues. I have also tried several other hard drives with the same results. Tried two different video cards.
I have updated the BIOS to A06 (and set it to defaults) and the Microsoft Vista Readiness tool and the Dell Readiness tool both say I am good to go. I have NO software or device problems showing on either tool.
Is anyone else having this problem? I think the only thing I have left is to remove the Sony DVD player and try a different one.
Any help would be greatly appreciated........has anyone got a Dimension 4400 to upgrade to VISTA?