Receive BSOD when upgrading to Vista Premium

I am trying to upgrade from XP home to Vista Premium. Everything goes great until the system has to reboot and start Vista. When trying to shut down it hangs then I get the BSOD with the error Driver_Power_Failure.
Of course when the system restarts it rolls back to XP. From what I have read on the internet this is related to a device or driver not shutting down in timely manner. So I have stripped the machine down to the basics and still receive this. Also just formatted the drive and reinstalled a bare xp. Still receive the error. i ran the upgrade adviser from Microsoft and it said my system is good to go. Any ideas?
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One possibility is that there is a hardware issue with your motherboard or other device.
kvnetAuthor Commented:
Could be.The adviser said there wasn't but who know.
Sebastian LennskogSystem consultant, Data centerCommented:
The adviser on microsoft isn't always right, a friend of mine hade the exact same problem and adviser said good to go but the issue was his graphicscard weren't supported by vista even though the manufacturer said it would, so your problem is a hardware issue, so you have 2 ways solving this.

1.Check everything for yourself, motherboard,graphics,sound etc. and compatibilites with vista, update your Bios after downloading and saving your new vista drivers in c:/windows/system32/

2.Keep XP and be happy ;)
kvnetAuthor Commented:
Found the problem. My hard drive did not like the partitioning tool in Vista. Used the too that came with my hard disk and partitioned it works fine. I am wanting to go to Vista because I have purchased a Linksys media center  and it only works with the media center in Vista.otherwise I would not bother.

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