Please help. VIsta install crash = vicious loop

Very first build ... and just when I thought I was free and clear too. Vista Home premium (64) loaded to about 99%, then the screen went black and restarted ... now it's stuck telling me:

"The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected
error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install windows, click
"OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation."

When I do, it simply reboots to the same screen.

%$%*!
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  1. Make sure your ram voltages are high enough
    \ try with one stick of ram

    List your complete spec's and you will get better advice

    What happens after you turn off the machine and restart? Is the boot order in the bios set to DVD 1st
  2. Do you have more than 3GB installed? If yes, remove RAM for total below 3GB.

    If the case, http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=240AC3F3-2B60-4B70-B709-06B2BC5B1336&displaylang=en
  3. Thanks,

    Full specs are:
    CASE Antec Nine Hundred
    MOTHERBOARD GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L
    CPU Intel Core2Quad Q6600 2.4GHz G0 Stepping
    GRAPHICS nVidia GeForce 8800gt 512mb
    RAM Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB)
    HARDDRIVE Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB
    CD/DVD Lite-On 20x LH-20A1H
    PSU CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX
    CPU Cooler ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro
    Monitor Acer AL2216WBD 22"
    OS Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium

    Trying with one stick now ...
    The Ram voltages were set at auto and +.2 by the mobo
    The boot order was 1st hard drive, 2nd cd/dvd

    I'm pretty sure that's why I'm getting the repeating error .. but the weird (scary) thing is when I go back into bios - I'm unable to edit 80% of the fields I could before(?) Included in that is the boot order.

    Options?
  4. Temp? I had a Artic Freezer and it was a piece of crap had to revert back to stock cooler.
  5. LoneEagle said:
    Do you have more than 3GB installed? If yes, remove RAM for total below 3GB.

    If the case, http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=240AC3F3-2B60-4B70-B709-06B2BC5B1336&displaylang=en


    That link is for the 32 bit Vista version, he is using 64 bit which I am pretty sure has eliminated any problems with memory in excess of 3 gigs.
  6. 32º

    Just did a cmos jumper/reset on the mobo ... will retry that way.
  7. LoneEagle said:
    Do you have more than 3GB installed? If yes, remove RAM for total below 3GB.

    If the case, http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=240AC3F3-2B60-4B70-B709-06B2BC5B1336&displaylang=en


    That link is for the 32 bit Vista version, he is using 64 bit which I am pretty sure has eliminated any problems with memory in excess of 3 gigs.
  8. Woohoo!

    Jumped the cmos, changed the boot order and voila! It finalized ... now to drop the other stick in and load up the new drivers.

    Thanks all.
  9. justtom no version of vista will complete the install with 4 gig of ram. you have to install with 1 or two gig apply a patch from microsoft then add the rest of you ram. you can't even slipstream the patch and install with 4 gigs. should be fixed with sp 1. you can google vista error and 4 gig ram for more info
  10. He's fine. He only have 2GB of RAM.
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