Vista Install Shuts Down Pc

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Ponos

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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
 
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