OEM : How To Reset, "Windows Could Not Complete The Installation"
Mar 26, 2008
I just acquired a new Fujitsu U810 UMPC, no optical drive. Before I had a chance to get to it, some smart person managed to power it up and force a shutdown during the initial Vista installation run. Now I keep getting "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, please restart the installation. I have tried Safe Mode and Repair (found no problems), and still get the same message.
I heard there is a way to reset Vista to 'out of box' setting. Normally one would use the Recovery disks to re-image the HDD but I don't have a USB optical drive, plus that takes time. I am still researching the external optical drives available, but looks like I may have to hasten my efforts. I have a very pretty, cute UMPC. But at the moment it is just a paper weight.
when i installing window vista then creating a problum system is hang on complete installation. but not showing any error massege and rolling back. i try everything as possible i also unplugged my all usb and other external device. but i am unable to install windows vista, can you give me a good solution.
Open it by ultraISO then extract it in a new folder in your desktop n then run the setup.exe wait until they do there job hahaaa... its working for me after the installation complete. 100% u can see 3.5gb change to 4gb
I downloaded en_windows_vista_enterprise_with_service_pack_1_x64_dvd_x14-55934.iso and burned it to a DVD. Then I ran SETUP.EXE on a 64-bit Vista system. The installation ran as an UPGRADE for hours. Literally hours. When I awakened in the morning, the computer was stalled in the cleanup phase of installation. I power cycled the computer. Vista decided the Upgrade was a failure and reverted to the state before the Upgrade started. I see no reason for this behavior.
How do I reset my username and password on windows mail? It will not let me send or receive my mail. It wants me to verify that both are correct for my mail server. I've tried every username and password that I've ever used. I'm pullin' my hair out here! Can't think of anything else to do.
I have a 1 TB Samsung hard drive divided into 3 partitions of C:, E:, and F: When I try to run Windows Complete PC Backup, it automatically selects C: and E: It lists E: as a system drive, even though it has no OS on it and I only use it for data backups. I only wish to backup C: as it has the OS and installed programs (I use a different process to back up other data).
I have an issue on my Gateway Laptop computer model MT6832B which has an Opiarc ad-7530a DVD RW drive. I also have the same issue on my DELL Dimension E520 with a TSST corp DVD+- RW TS -H653A drive. Both Computers are running on Vista Home Premium Service Pack2
When I try to format either a Philips DVD+RW disk or a Panasonic DVD-R disk, on either machine, after apparently going through the formatting procedure I get a message that Windows was unable to complete the format. It is strange that the identical issue is found on both machines. Could Vista be causing the issue? I would mention that I am able to format a CD-RW disk OK.
I have an issue on my Gateway Laptop computer model MT6832B which has an Opiarc ad-7530a DVD RW drive. I also have the same issue on my DELL Dimension E520 with a TSST corp DVD+- RW TS -H653A drive. Both Computers are running on Vista Home Premium Service Pack2 My issue is this. When I try to format either a Philips DVD+RW disk or a Panasonic DVD-R disk, on either machine, after apparently going through the formatting procedure I get a message that Windows was unable to complete the format. It is strange that the identical issue is found on both machines. Could Vista be causing the issue? I would mention that I am able to format a CD-RW disk OK.
upgrade HD from 60G to 250G without having to reinstall all files and programs. Windows Complete PC Restore cannot see DVD with backup image file
1. Backed up C: using Windows Complete PC Backup. (6 DVDs no errors.) 2. Removed old HD and inserted new. 3. Booted Windows Vista install DVD. (I proceeded to partition HD but did not complete the install.) 4. From Windows Recovery Environment, I chose Windows Complete PC Restore. 5. Inserted Backup image DVD disc1. 6. When it looked for the location of the image it couldn't find it so it fails.
I have a Dell laptop with Vista Home Premium installed. Everything was going fine today until I clicked for updates to be installed and then to re-start after the updates, as normal. However, now when I start the computer the Windows screen says 'Configuring Updates: Stage 3 of 3. 0% complete' then it shuts down and automatically restarts with the same message. This has been going on for hours and I cannot get into Windows or do anything else. Is this a virus?
I have forgotten the Username and Password for the Login ID... and it is not the default (Username: *blank* Password: admin). I have heard you can hold the reset button on the back of the wireless router but will this reset my wireless network? By that i mean... will i be able to connect with my laptop still through that wireless network or will i have to set it up again?
is there a complete correct way to install vista /windows 7 64bit and keep all of 32bit installed programs and files in there orginal place? Its taken more than a year to get all of the settings and programs to this condition and i now need to upgrade to 64bit so that i can use all of that extra RAM.! any ideas on the way ahead would be most
I've searched all around and haven't found a viable solution. The Windows Experience Index assessment runs, yet upon completion the "cannot complete assessment" error message pops up. How do I go about figuring out what is causing the problem? I've read that NVIDIA drivers may be causing the issue, but I have the most up to date drivers out there, and with a 9800GTX+ everything runs beautifully, so I don't understand why the experience index would be having a problem with that. I built my system a few months ago and have tried and tried to fix this error on several occasions, and have always failed.
A bit of confusion had occured during a repair of windows to fix the "Black Screen of Death (KSOD)" issue. I was told to use a Vista installation disk to repair a Dell laptop, as we no longer have the original disks. There was a question as to which version of windows was already on the hard drive and I chose the wrong one. (Not my fault, Dell gave me the wrong info).
The result was that, apparently, the old Windows (Vista Home Premium) was moved to c:windows.old and the new version (Vista Home Basic) was installed into c:windows. Therefore, all of his applications are no longer available. Is is possible to restore the old windows by booting to a command prompt and renaming the directories? The oringinal installation disks did not use a license key and I fear that, eventually, Genuine Advantage will ask for a license key. This is his only machine and I really want to help the kid out.
Had to reinstal Vista x64 Premium on my computer, and I am having a reoccuring error during installation.-"The computer restarted unexpectedly or has encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click OK to restart your computer and then restart installation." -The computer acctually restarts during the -completing installation- step of installing the 32 bit Vista Premium, there is a second CD that I put in later on to upgrade it to 64 bit. When I got my computer a year ago it came with Vista x64 bit preinstalled and I havn't tweaked any settings like volatge, or anything like that.
I'm running Vista Home Premium with all the latest Windows Updates. I've been reading how Windows Live Mail (WLM) is an advanced version of WM so I finally decided to see if I could download and install it. Below is the link that I used to download WLM. I actually got to that link by Googling WLM and was taken to the site below. My dilemma is that I think I wound up signing up for Windows Live Hotmail so that I really can't tell if I've got WLM or not. Sorry to be so dense. I'm not even sure if these are one in the same. Yikes! Can anyone tell me if the `Mail' program I downloaded ((I had a choice to download other components (like Photo Gallery, etc.)) but only chose WLM). Do I now have is WLM or is it just a hotmail account?
I have windows vista home premium...Security Update for Microsoft. NET Framework, Version 1.1 Service Pack (KB929729)will download, but not install....Rec'ved error codes 80246005 and 643. It downloads over and over for months.....any connection to AOL or Trend Pc-Cillin?...I'm technically challenged, so please reply in step by step solution, if you have one.
I had Vista on an nVidia RAID configuration (with two IDE drives in the array: sda and sdb) and wanted to install Linux, so I got myself a SATA HDD (appears as sdc), installed it, and proceeded to install Ubuntu on that drive. Well, GRUB overwrote my MBR and wouldn't even boot into ANY OS (I kept getting a GRUB stage 1.5 error 21). After trying to fix this problem, I decided to try to get things back to square 1 and start over with the dual boot thing. I erased everything that was on the SATA drive, then I booted into the Windows Recovery Environment last night and tried the "Startup Repair". I sat there thinking for about two hours and said that it couldn't fix anything. Then I brought up the command line and did:
bootrec /fixmbr -> says it completed successfully bootrec /fixboot -> says element not found bootrec /scanos -> finds one windows installation (my Vista installation on the C: drive)
What have I done to my computer? An interesting note: I downloaded and burned SuperGRUB to a CD, and if I boot from this CD I can use the Boot Partition tool to boot into Windows. But this is far from perfect as if I want to boot into Windows I have to go through the CD.
So my question is: Is there any way to repair my Windows installation (namely the MBR), or do I have to do a clean install? From what I understand my HDD configuration is as follows:
hd0 (blank) hd1 (has Windows on it) ---- ---- SATA Drive (sdc) nVidia RAID Array (2 IDE drives: sda and sdb)
Once everything is back to normal, how do I install Ubuntu the 'right' way?
I originally had Windows Vista Home but Business was all he had so that is what I tried using, both 32-bit. I deleted all files thinking I would just be able to install it and get it over with. So now I do not have any operating system installed. Everything works fine up to the point where it restarts and I get to the Completing Installation (Last step) and it will run for a while on that point and the screen will flicker twice and after a moment the computer will lockup and then it will not go any further. The computer I am using is an Acer Aspire 5515.
I have OEM version of windows vista 64 home premium. Installation goes normally but when computer reboots first time it shows an error message. Repair doesnot work, have formatted harddrive and tried to instal it couple of times but it still shows error. Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. File: windowssystem32driversvolsnap.sys status:0xc0000221 Info: Windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing, orcorrupt.
My son used Windows easy file transfer to shift data from his internal HDD (PC running Vista) to an external HDD before Windows 7 installation on the internal HDD. Windows 7 installation completed OK. Restoration of data from external HDD with easy file transfer appeared to work OK - but he can't find his emails (everything else is good). We know Windows 7 does not contain OE and plan to use Mozilla. Where should Mozilla look to import the emails - we can't findthem. (full path if possible)? Alternatively, is there a free program that will unwrap the MIG file that is still on the external HDD. I am told that easy file transfer does not allow selective data transfer to a user defined destination folder.
When I tried to install Vista Service Pack 1, it gave me an internal = error. I went to the web link provided there, and done all the necessary = steps except Windows Update. The computer I want to install service pack = 1 onto, is not connected to the internet. So I downloaded the full = service pack,and tried to install it there, but now it seems that it = needs additional updates from Windows Update. Can anyone please provide = me with a list of updates needed on that computer to allow Service Pack = 1 to be installed, and then I could download them manually.
i was loading a new windows biz. unto a frozen windows vista basic machine. i could nt do any back up disc cos it does nt start up. after about 2 hrs of loading files to the computer there comes an error message that the system can't load the files. now am trying 2 get back to my old frozen state but does stop from booting over and over again. i must say that i only chose the option to push the files n stuff to windows.old so i could go catch it in a second moment but now i dont even get the chance to start it up at all.
I have encountered blue screen problems with my newly installed system, my system specs are as follows: Intel q9550 gigabyte ga-x48t-dq6 rev 1.3 bios f5 2*2 gig corssair ddr3 1333. sapphire hd 4870 x2 2gig cat 8.10 2*2 ( 500 gb western digital sata hdd in raid0) 1 tera byte. zalman 850 w psu windows vista ultimate x64 operating system. I get blue screens after installation of windows,, can som1 tell me n troubleshoot why Its happening?
I have a Sony Vaio laptop which came with Windows Vista. Does anyone know how I can proceed to burn a recovery CD or CDs or DVD in such a way that if my hard drive crashes along with the hidden restore partition it contains then I can purchase a new laptop hard drive, insert it and screw it into place, and then reinstall Vista on it using the recovery CDs or DVD I made from my Sony Vaio?
I have been asked by my company to evaluate Vista Buisness for use in our company. All of our laptops are purchased from HP and as of a few months ago come with Vista OEM licenses so licenses are not a problem. But as soon as we receive a new laptop it is imaged with XP removing the original windows vista installation and recovery partition. So we have no copy of Vista oem. Does anyone know a place I can download Vista OEM, (Note I only want the files don't want a pirate copy) which I can use with our OEM key.
As the Threadtitle says, my new PC just arrived with Vista Ultimate x64, and I want to know if it's possible to create Partitions on my HDD's after the Installation of Windows Vista? Or do I have to reinstall Vista to do it?
I have just been reading previous solutions to this problem and understand it is to do with HP. Unfortunately I do not have a disc to insert as I have changed from XP to Vista and the CD I received with my HP printer is for XP, I therefore downloaded the install of the printer from the HP website for Vista. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of this annoying installation window that keeps popping up a million times?
I have a Dell Inspiron 1521 laptop that this past week decided to do a Windows update and afterwards was running at 100% cpu and really slow. After everything I did and everything I knew to do I decided to clean the HD and re-install the OS. I partitioned the HD and tried to install Vista. It got all the way thru to the point it was "suppose" to reboot and ask for my name and comp info and just shut down. When I turned it back on a window popped up saying something to the effect of "windows restared unexpectedly or had an unexpected error please select ok to restart your computer and installation of Windows" so then I have to re-install all over again and it failed again and again. I ran the pre-boot system assessment and found out my HD crashed. I installed a new HD and ran the pre-boot assessment again and everything checks out but I'm still getting the box to pop up cause it keeps turning itself off at the same point as I mentioned above. I can't/ don't know how to get into DOS so I can check the motherboard but I'm getting ready to throw this thing up against the wall.