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vista installation stuck

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Alexy999, Dec 8, 2011.

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  1. Alexy999

    Alexy999 Thread Starter

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    The HD on my laptop (HP DV7) failed. I installed a SSD Corsair Force 3 as primary HD and used HP recovery disks to re-install windows Vista. The recovery from the disks goes well and all 3 recovery disks are read. However, halfway into the "software installation step" the computer seems stuck at the same point. It has been hours. Not sure what causes that or how to repair it to allow it to continue the installation.
    Please let me know if you have a solution.
    Thanks
     
  2. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist

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    It may have been just a random error in the install.

    Try it again and if you get stuck at the same place, post again.
     
  3. Elvandil

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    How big was the original drive and how big the new one?

    The recovery disks may well install a recovery partition to the drive and only certain, HP-approved drives are likely to work. Since it's an OEM installation, it is designed for a very specific hardware configuration and changing parts needs to be done in consultation with HP to insure compatibility. It is not a normal, retail version of Windows, but a specially-crafted version licensed to HP.
     
  4. Alexy999

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    I tried a second time and got stuck in the same spot.
    I got this error message after I let it run through the night:
    Detect Error during Pin inst-BBV
    Check c:/system.sav logs Burn Bootwarn.log

    The original HD was a 5400 rpm 450 Gig . The SSD I am trying to use instead is 90 gig.

    Thanks you both for your help.
     
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