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Another Vista Upgrade Issue

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by blitzdad, Feb 3, 2007.

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  1. blitzdad

    blitzdad Thread Starter

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    I ran Vista advisor on on my HP Pavillion M7480N, no major issues except for Norton 2006, which I had to uninstall and upgrade to Norton 2007.
    Install went well until final reboot which only shows the moving green bar at the bottom of a black screen.
    I have tried to repair, but no results because "Windows was never fully installed"

    Any thoughts? :confused:
     
  2. Skivvywaver

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    Format the disk to NTFS and forget norton. Reinstall Vista. If you need an AV program get AVG or Avast. They are both free and have a much smaller footprint than Norton.
     
  3. blitzdad

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    Seems like a drastic fix. Is there any way to revert back to XP?
    Also -
    If I try to start repair, it just sits there 'searchung for problems', which goes on for hours with no HD activity or results. I really dont want to format and start all over.

    Thoughts?
     
  4. rexgrant

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    Hi Skivvywaver
    Did microsoft not say that the security of vista would not require an additional AV
    Regards
    Rex
     
  5. blitzdad

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    I would be happy to delete Norton if I could get back in..........
     
  6. Skivvywaver

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    Well, you grabbed a brand new OS just like I did. You are going to have issues and hopefully you will have "friends" you can lean on.

    Format the disk and start over. It isn't hard but an upgrade never goes right......never.
     
  7. blitzdad

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    Enough Said....
     
  8. Noyb

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    I assume you did an online Norton update ... wrong move .. It doesn't come with a disc.
    I think there's a way to contact Norton and get it back in.

    Sooner or later .. You'll want to break the Norton habit anyway.
    I finally went cold turkey ... and got AVG and Zone alarm.
    I read somewhere that Vista doesn't like Norton.

    I will be updating to Vista Home Premium soon ...
    But it'll be in a second SATA HD ... installed where the HP USB Personal media storage should go.

    Then I can boot to either OS (either HD) till I decide Visa is working.
     
  9. blitzdad

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    So is there a way to get back in to the system to delete it? I cant get past the above screens.....
     
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