1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Vista Install Shuts Down Pc

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Ponos, Mar 31, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Ponos

    Ponos Thread Starter

    Mar 31, 2010
    Title descirbes it mostly...

    It all happened when Vista SP1 Came out, my pc failed to boot. I tried the startup repair, deleting some files that were suppsoed to fix it reinstalling vista, installing Xandros... nothing wanted to work it wouldnt let the installs start. I couldnt format my HD either...

    I figured ok the HD is a few years old maybe I'll go get another. I picked up a sata/ide to Usb adapter while i was there, and managed to format my old hd but the new one I bought wouldnt work for seperate reasons. (adv format/blocksize crap)

    What happens when I try to install is it goes through the whole process -almost- to the end and it shuts down. Ive tried multiple times to reinstall, Ive rotated the ram, ran a 4 hour extended 3pass memory diagnostics check, reset the bios, tried the new hd but ntohing works...

    Out of desperation I installed XP x64 pro and it worked... but I want vista. Mostly bc 64bit xp is like an unwanted child. When I tried to upgrade from xp to vista, I get the same problem, I thought it might the cd so i attained a copy of vista ultimate, same bullcrap...

    I'm at a loss for what to do. I considered re-flashing the bios but I cant see why the bios is starting crap now... and I cant see why i can do what I can do if the bios is corrupted in some way... I reinstalled this vista to my pc a couple weeks ago after win7 didnt work right and everything went fine...

    Help plz x.x
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/913871

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice