Same thing here, and everyone thinks it's just me not knowing how load an OS or something. When did you do your download? I did mine with the advice of Windows to use their Akkamai download 3rd party too. It loaded the same ISO everyone else seems to have. It installed to my 2nd harddrive but I get the black screen of death too. I thought: "It's a new OS Beta, maybe it's still installing instruction sets". Well I can say I let my harddrive and PC hum away for about an hour which was longer than the whole time it took to get to that point and nothing. I think I'm going to just order the DVD and see if that helps.VerbalTachi said:I ran the 32bit Vista RC1 DVD on boot and followed the on screen install setup. Formatted my 74GB Sata hard drive and I started installation. I got to the "Completing Installation" part and asked to restart, did that, loading windows screen booted up but after that my screen just goes black (monitor turned off) but I can still hear my hard drive working. I left it thinking that maybe it's still loading or installing for about 30 minutes and still nothing. So I turned it off and restarted and took me to the safe mode options.
I tried reinstalling again, maybe a bad first install but I still got the same result after. Anyone having or had the same problem before? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Asus A8N SLI Deluxe Motherboard.
AMD Athlon 64 55-FX
x2 GeForce 6800GT in SLI mode.
Audigy 2 Gamer Edition.
74GB SATA HD.
Does anyone know if you have the file system already set to the NTFS format for your harddisk but it has info on it already if that may cause this? Also the boot path I was told is defaulted to your C drive and on looking at my boot log it gives a warning to reset a boot.exe file. Well I'm glad I'm not the only one, people were starting to make me feel like I was nuts or something.
Also if you are just going to say "Well it worked for me" that's not really helping at all.