Jari salminen 2014-04-06 07:02:35
I’ve burned the Vista CTP February 2006 ISO file to a DVD+RW disk with Nero.
When booting my HP XW8200 with this DVD, the Vista installation shows the
“Windows is loading files…” progress bar but then hangs up. The screen is
black with a very, very dim “Windows (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation” text
being barely visible. The system is completely locked up, not even
Ctrl-Alt-Del works. Looks like the system hangs while trying to load the
first graphics-based screen …
Hardware: HP XW8200, dual 3.6 GHz, 3 GB RAM, single 18GB SCSI drive, NVidia
Quadro FX540 graphics card.
Hopefully next CTP will be better …
Zack whittaker 2014-04-06 07:02:47
Redownload off Connect the latest build – 5308.60 (right at the bottom of
the page) and try a reinstall.
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Andre da costa 2014-04-06 07:02:53
..60 is not any different from .17 except that Longhorn Server 5308 is
included, also, its an unstaged build, which means it will take longer to
install. Some persons are seeing installs on this build that range from 50
mins to 2.5 hours, so if you have the time, go ahead, download it.
I would try alternative methods, such burning the ISO file at a lower speed,
or using alternative methods of installing such through Daemon Tools 3.02
Or create a dedicated logical partition and launch setup from within Windows
XP. Also, that hang does not necessarily mean its non-responsive, could be a
long detection process taking place, leave it for about an hour or 2 (2.5)
:-p and check back on it.
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