Help installing Windows Vista
Hey guys I am sure you have had loads of these threads and I hope you do not mind another. I am having trouble installing Windows Vista on a new system. All parts are new except the Hard drive which works but is from my older computer. It has been formatted.
When I try to install Windows Vista I get as far as the installing page but can get no further than here (it is the page after you can see your hard disk partition's where you choose where you would like Windows installed. It tells me it has all the information Windows needs and may restart a few times during installation but the % counter next to the first line which is "loading windows files" or something like that does not get past 0% even after waiting an hour. I have been told on another site it may be that I must Load a driver as my Hard disk (or motherboard) is a SATA. I have done this from the ECS website for my motherboard and downloaded and put to CD the RAID download but windows does not automatically pick up any drivers. I can manually browse and I do find these drivers:
1 in the application file which is a: JMB36X Standard dual channel PCIE IDE Controller
2 in the driver/amd64 file which are: JMicron JMB36X Controller (these both have exactly the same file name)
2 in the driver/x32 file which are: JMicron JMB36X Controller (these again both have the same file name)
All of these files are .inf files.
However I think I have tried all of these now and none have any effect.
I also have only a mouse, keyboard and graphics card attached to my computer atm.
A few specs if needed:
2 gig ddr2 memory
250gb hard drive (Maxtor)
nvidia graphics card
Any help appreciated and if further info is required please post and let me know.
1 question I do have is how do I know if it has accepted my driver I am trying to load? (if I do have to load one.)
Also is it best to leave the hard drive as one big partition as I have atm or create a seperate 1 for vista?
Thanks in advance