New computer not installing vista

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Fluto, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Fluto

    Fluto A potato in disguise

    Apr 17, 2009
    The Moon
    I got a new pc
    Intel i5 2500
    Gigabyte motherboard
    4 gb ddr3 ram
    1 T hard drive
    intel hd graphics

    And I get this message during the installation of vista ( there was no os on it b4)

    the computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. windows installation cannot proceed .......

    Yeah and I installed it again because of the error and it still comes up. What do I do?

    Don't say google it
  2. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    First guess is damage to the disc or it's original image, second guess is faulty optical drive, third is faulty hardware in general, RAM or motherboard.

    1 - Original or burnt disc? Try an(other) original.

    2 - Try another optical drive.

    3 - Run the memtest86 livecd on it.

    4 - RMA the motherboard.
  3. Deadmau5

    Deadmau5 Newbie

    Jan 24, 2011
    Remove one stick of RAM.
    Switch the remaining one to slot 1.
    Restart and enjoy.
  4. Strider

    Strider Next to the mainstream

    Oct 29, 2002
    What's with that attitude? Please tell us what you have done already before asking here. When does the message pop up? What happens before?
  5. Jiggah

    Jiggah GBAtemp Maniac

    Nov 9, 2002
    United States
    Agreed. The OP needs to try to install the OS on minimal hardware. If you're running two sticks of 2 GB RAM then just run on one.

    Also, bad disc/media and bad burner are possible problems. If you know for sure that the disc is good then you could also GOOGLE how to do a usb install by ripping the contents of the disc.
  6. Fluto

    Fluto A potato in disguise

    Apr 17, 2009
    The Moon
    Yeh I fixed it by installing it for a third time not sure why it worked.
    Strange anyways thanks for replying