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M2N-SLI Deluxe hangs after Vista install

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November 2, 2007 10:09:29 AM

I've had my PC running fine for several months with XP. I installed Vista Ultimate 32bit yesterday and the install seemed to go well, Vista ran and looked good. I left for dinner, came home and it seemed to be in hibernation. When I woke it, two of my three monitors would not come up and I had to do a hard boot. Since then, the BIOS screen hangs after the beep and won't load.

I've cleared the CMOS several times, still hangs.

Any ideas?

My config:

1- ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
2- XFX PVT71PUDE3 GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card
1- AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADA5200CSBOX
4- G.SKILL 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel
November 2, 2007 11:10:56 AM

Looks as though you might have hyad a bad install. Put in your Vista CD, and click on "repair" least this way you will not lose your files and it might load a little faster. Vista has the tendency to hang - or not load properly unless you are there to monitor its install...or so I have found with my PC.
November 2, 2007 12:23:53 PM

I am unable to boot from the CD, CMOS goes directly to the MoBo splash screen. If I press F8 I get a "Loading Boot Menu....." message under the splash screen, but it just hangs there too.

Vista seemed to install just fine yesterday, I was using it for sevceral hours.
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November 2, 2007 12:54:19 PM

Go into your Bios and set the boot priority so that your optical drive comes before the Hard Disc. You should be able to boot from the Vista disc then.

As for the root cause - The usual suspect is a bad device driver. If you can boot into Safe Mode, then you can look in the performance monitor (computer/advanced/perf...), check the errors, and get an idea of what happened.

If you get stuck and have to do a full reinstall, Vista will put your old data in a folder called "Windows_Old".

November 2, 2007 12:56:14 PM

I cannot get into BIOS. If so, I could try a few things. I'm dead in the water - can't boot from disk can't get into BIOS... it hangs at the splash screen.