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Windows Vista Wont Install And Freezes


When trying to install windows vista the system will load the setup but once its done it gets to this screen and just wont go any further. I have no idea what could be causing this. I have tried one ram stick but still no luck? Is there anything i need to change in the bios?

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Windows Vista Freezes At Logon

Info: i have a dell inspiron 530 desktop, and i have had it for almost 3 years now. I have had internet for almost a year now, too. And it's a windows vista home premium

Problem: one day, i clicked on word, and an "error" came up saying something like, "word.exe has been executed because it has a virus. Do you want to block this?" Something very similar to that. Anyway, so since i couldn't open word, i decided to open something else. The exact same "notification" on my toolbar where the "start" is came up again. So that told me that nothing was opening. So i decided to restart the computer. It started up, and it was at the logon screen. So i (tried) to move the mouse pointer onto my logon screen name, but as i did, i noticed that the pointer wasn't moving, but the light on the mouse was going brighter as it always does when i move it. So i tried to use the keyboard arrows to go to my name. That didn't work. Also, the num lock light wasn't on, as it always is. So, the keyboard and mouse was plugged in but the computer wasn't detecting it apparently. The mouse was working, just not on the computer. The keyboard wasn't really working cuz i couldn't press ctl. Alt. Del. For it to do anything. So it literally freezes at the logon screen. Because of that, i can't shut it down properly. So i just switch the light switch to off, which turnes the whole machine, everything, off. I waited for about 10 minutes, then pressed the power button on the cpu. It went to this screen: http://www.Sky-unlimited.com/error/pic3.jpg and since i can't use the keyboard, it just starts windows normally. Now i can press f13 or f2 for startup options and all that, except, i just don't know if that's gonna fix anything. So basically my questions are:

1) do i have a virus? (I don't have antivirus. If i did/do, it was a trial that was already on there)

2) what can i do to fix it?

3) i haven't backed it up, or restored to a previous time. Will i lose information if it gets fixed?

If you have any good information about this, please please let me know by commenting/answering. P. S. I am at a library asking this question since my computer isn't working.


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I then tried to install winxp 32bit, and was able to load the sata drivers from a floppy, but after the drivers were loaded, i had the same problem: it froze when it got to "starting windows", before being able to choose a partition. I'm wondering if maybe i set something wrong in the bios, or maybe a jumper? Or am i drawing too much power? Or do you folks have any other suggestions? I haven't had a hardware problem with any of the other components before installing these new processors.configurations:-
Motherboard: msi k8t master2-far (supports 2 cpus, but not dual-core cpus)
Ram: 1 gb (2x512) corsair pc3200 (cmx512re-3200llpt)
Power supply: 400w silverstone strider (sst-st40f)
Hard drives: sata western digital caviar se (wd1600jd), seagate barracuda ide ultra ata100 (st3120026a)
Video card: ati x850 pro, agp 8x
I was replacing my processor (amd opteron 242) with two amd opteron 248s.


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