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  1. No I'm not running a RAID just plain SATA unfortionately I'm out of DVD media so haven't tried booting up from the DVD yet. I'm now trying to install on my other machine to see that there is nothing wrong with the ISO, I'm using the plain MSDN ISO. As of using RAID I have heard others havin'g problems with that. My thoughts are that as the install files are copied to the SATA drive which holds Windows XP and no SATA drivers are installed (The option for installing drivers are grayed out when I try to install Vista) the instal can't find the files once rebooted, sounds logical ?. I have also tried installling to one of my IDE drives same problem then so as for now I have no clue :huh:

    If you've tried an IDE drive, then something else is going on. Try removing all non-essential hardware from your system, and disabling anything you're not using in your bios, and give it another run. You may want to try unplugging your SATA drive(s) for grins, too.

  2. Okay so Just Follow these steps and you can install Vista on Vmware , did it last night with no problem

    steps are

    1. Create a new VM

    2. Memory 512MB

    3. Hard Disk (IED 0:0) 20GB

    4. CD-ROM (IDE 1:0) Pointing to the ISO Image

    5. Ethernet 1 "Bridged"

    Start VM

    1. Boots the DVD

    2. When you get to the part where it ask to pick the disk, delete the existing partition.

    3. Recreate the partition

    4. Exit the install and reboot the VM

    5. During the VM BIOS hit F2 then change the boot order to have the CD/DVD be the first boot device

    6. Save and Exit the BIOS

    7. When you get to the part where it ask to pick the disk again, highlight then choose format

    8. Now select again then choose install

    9. It will now start the installation process

    10. After a couple of reboots and 45 minutes later (depending on your host machine), the install will be done.

    11. You are now logged in but no network, video, and sound

    12. Install the VMware tools to get the video going

    13. After VMWare Tools reboot and the video will be better

    14. Still no network or sound, active the VMware tools so the VM can see the tools on drive D:

    15. Goto Device manager, right click the ethernet controller, go to properties, then reinstall the driver.

    16. During the reinstall it search the CD-ROM (vmware tools) for the right network driver.

    17. You should now have network and able to surf the Internet with IE 7, but still no sound

    18. Surf to www.soundblaster.com

    19. select drivers from the right bottom panel

    20. then North America/United States/English then Go

    21 then choose Sound Blaster/Other/16PCI then click Next

    22. Choose English/Windows XP/Drivers then Go

    23. Download the "Driver release for SB PCI 128 Vibra / PCI 16"

    24. Run the installer then reboot and viola you should have sound.

    I cant get by the install at the beginning cause it ask for a product key, how can I beat this???

    Actually, this is what MSDN states for that:

    Attention! In order to install this version of Windows, you must get a retail product key.

    This key may be used to activate 10 PCs per the terms of the MSDN End-User License Agreement. For the answers to common questions regarding the use of software included in your MSDN subscription, please see the MSDN License FAQ.

  3. Try using the 32bit/64bit drivers for your SATA drive (make a disk like you would with any other Windows install), and see if that works.

    I ended up just throwing an IDE drive in and installing it that way, because I didn't want to spend any more time than I needed to in order to install, but since other 32bit drivers work, I don't think it will be any different here.

  4. I've gotten everything to work but Raid (I actually had to throw an IDE drive into the system for something to install onto).

    My system has 4 Sata drives, 2 of which that are striped. While I can get them to be recognized (the striped drives), for some reason, they won't show up in disk manager.


    I think raid support is there, somewhere. If I install the nVidia drivers, it actually stops the driver install, citing that the user stopped it (which, of course, I didn't).

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