Windows Vista Freezes during install on Fresh New Drive
Posted on 2008-06-11
The question is why might Windows Vista be freezing on me upon initial installation? I just custom built a new machine for a customer and every bit of it is Windows Vista compatable. It's running a Foxconn p9657ab motherboard, GSkill 1.8V 4GB (2GB chips) RAM DDR2 PC2-6400, Intel Quad-Core Q6600, Dual EVGA GeForce 9800 Video Cards, X-fi Audigy Sound Card, typical G Wireless card (Gigabyte), Blu-Ray Burner / HD-DVD drive, DVD Burner Drive (both LG)... I think that's everything. IDE 80GB hard disk (trying to use for Windows Install), SATA 1TB Samsung Drive (for everything else)
At any rate I've tried several different combinations with drives, both hard drive and DVD drive with no luck...tried taking the sound card out and video cards out and replace with a single PCI standard GeForce card...no luck. Tried different RAM...no luck.
Strange thing is though, I'm typing this on the current system in Windows XP, which installed flawlessly. My MiniPE disc loads up just fine as well.
Any ideas or suggestions? I've also tried just about every bios setting combination I can possibly think of.