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nirvaeh

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During "Completing Installation" the screen goes black, and then a blue screen pops up for half a second (not readable) and after it reboots, it says that setup was corrupted and needs to be restarted. It does it all over again if I restart, and I cannot continue from safe mode. The copy of Vista worked fine on my other computers (Laptop Turion64, Athlon XP). I think it might be the video card, but the card says vista compatible. Can anyone tell me if something is not compatible or has had the same issues? It is a 32 bit version and I have an AMD64, but it worked fine on my 64 bit processor on my laptop, so that rules that out. I am confused.

AMD Athlon 64 3200 +
1.5 GB DDR RAM
ATI x1600 pro video card
Asus K8V SE
Seagate 80 GB IDE Hard Drive
 
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It could be bad RAM. Try reseating your RAM, or better still swap it if you have spare RAM modules.
 
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Is there an operating system already installed in this computer?

If the card is Vista compatible -- have Vista version drivers been installed for it? If not, just remove and do not reinstall them. Install your Vista drivers after the setup completes.

Best to remove all non-essential hardware during setup.

What is the STOP parameter you are seeing? If you can boot to Windows and run sysdm.cpl and go to Startup and Recovery, UNcheck "automatically reboot".

Can you do this >>

I can run a debugging utility on the dump files if you do this:

1 > create a new folder on the desktop and call it "dumpcheck" or whatever you like
2 > navigate to %systemroot%\minidump and copy the last few minidump files to that folder.%systemroot% is normally c:\windows. They are numbered by date. You can paste that address in address bar to get there.
3 > close the folder and right click on it and select Send to Compressed (zipped) Folder.
4 > use the "manage attachments" in the "advanced" reply window to upload that zip file here as an attachment.

This might point us to a non-system driver causing the error, if one exists for it.

Since almost all bugchecks can be caused by faulty ram, I would recommend you perform memory tests.

Beginners Guides: Diagnosing Bad Memory


Memtest86 - A Stand-alone Memory Diagnostic
 
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