Vista Install Issue on Emachines T3516A-----HELP
Posted 30 April 2007 - 06:38 PM
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Posted 02 May 2007 - 12:03 AM
1. Install Vista in trial mode:
2. Upgrade the trial version to the full version.
If you attempt this method and the first phase of installation fails, then there is a conflict between Vista's drivers and a hardware device on your system. In this case, you should remove any superflous expansion cards from your machine and use the bios to disable any ports you do not intend on using. Sometimes it is better to disable everything except the bare minimum to perform an installation (hard drive, dvd drive, video card, keyboard, mouse) and run the installer. After installation is complete, reenable those items which you will want - one item at a time - and let Vista install and test it's drivers. While this may seem cumbersome and is definitely time-consuming, you can find what device is causing the incompatability and either disable it or locate a compatable driver for it so it can be used without crashing the system.
This post has been edited by nightthief: 02 May 2007 - 12:04 AM
Posted 12 May 2007 - 11:02 AM