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[SOLVED]vista installer hangs on "completing installation" step

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Xtrafresh, 5 Jul 2008.

  1. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    Hey people

    I'm installing Vista Home Premium OEM on my PC.
    The problem is that it hangs on the very last step: completing installation.

    Now, i bought this second-hand, thinking it would be unused (OEM). Is this the OEM problem, or something else?
     
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  2. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    anyone?

    some additional info:

    Mainbord: Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 (rev.2, flashed to bios F8)
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 (clocked @2.97GHz)
    CPU Cooler: AC Freezer Pro 7
    VGA: GeForce 8800GTS 640MB Gainward TV 2xDVI
    RAM: 2x 1GB G.E.I.L. PC2-6400 (GX22GB6400UDC), (ultra series)
    HDD1: SATA 150GB Western Digital WD1500AD Raptor
    HDD2: SATA 160GB 7200 2MB Seagate ST3160211AS
    PSU: Revoltec Chromus II 450, Active
    DVD-RW: Nec 7170A (Black)

    the vista version is 64-bit home premium NL OEM. I bought it second-hand off some1 else. supposedly unused.
     
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    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    help!!!
     
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    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    right, solved it the brute force method: just keep going till it works. Probably something to do with the IDE settings of the HDD.

    just in case anyone cares.
     
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