Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 28

Thread: help: vista os error

  1. #1
    Squirrely tigerboyce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Oxfordshire or Hertfordshire(uni)
    Posts
    2,013
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked
    110 times in 77 posts
    • tigerboyce's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P6T Deluxe/OC Palm
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920 D0 @3.8Ghz + Titan Fenrir
      • Memory:
      • 6gb (3x2) OCZ Reapers DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 690gb total WD caviars
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS 320mb
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX 520w
      • Case:
      • Antec 900
      • Operating System:
      • Win7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell E228WFP 22"
      • Internet:
      • aol :/

    help: vista os error

    Firstly i know its the wrong forum but need fast reply..

    secondly,WOOOOOOT. i built my system today and it boots with no post errors

    soi went to install vista all is going great enter the product key etc etc and starts installing, gets to about 50% i think, on the second tab.

    then i geta message: Cannot continue because there is a missing file or currupt file error: ( [numbers] forgoten it i should have wrote this down!)

    anyone know what the problem can be?

    --------------------------
    nb: i had no problems during install ation and all went great took awhile as i decided to add more risers for stability half way through, and also managed to bent the case slots on the 8800gts, but i bent em back

    the only real problem i came across was that the antec 900 has a Firewire cable for the case top, and the DS3 had no place for it to go so i put it in the USB pins ans the pin setup was the same..

    could this be te problem?

    -----------------------------

    hmm ill unplugg it and give another go wish me luck
    Last edited by tigerboyce; 20-04-2007 at 07:12 PM.

  2. #2
    Squirrely tigerboyce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Oxfordshire or Hertfordshire(uni)
    Posts
    2,013
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked
    110 times in 77 posts
    • tigerboyce's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P6T Deluxe/OC Palm
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920 D0 @3.8Ghz + Titan Fenrir
      • Memory:
      • 6gb (3x2) OCZ Reapers DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 690gb total WD caviars
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS 320mb
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX 520w
      • Case:
      • Antec 900
      • Operating System:
      • Win7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell E228WFP 22"
      • Internet:
      • aol :/
    hmm that gave another problem, now on the screen just after the DS3 title screen (black with white writing) i get message:

    BOOTMGR MISSING

    ???

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Cambridge
    Posts
    225
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    did u do an upgrade becasuethe bootmgr file controls the boot of the system. try reinstalling again and format the disk first.

    Herb

    Also clean the disk


    Opteron 146 @2400Mhz,Abit KN8Ultra,2GB DDR PC3200,250GB Samsung SP2504C SATA II ,ATI X1900 XT 512MB,Sound Blaster Audig,DELL 2405FPW,10 MB CABLE

    Apple Macbook 2.0GHz White, 2 GB PC2-5300, 60 GB

    Xbox 360

    03 Honda Civic Sport 1.6 VTECH

    MSRC Technical Support

  4. #4
    Flat cap, Whippets, Cave. Clunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    11,056
    Thanks
    360
    Thanked
    725 times in 459 posts
    Have you tried unplugging the firewire cable and disabling it in the bios?
    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    stupid betond belief.
    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

  5. #5
    Squirrely tigerboyce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Oxfordshire or Hertfordshire(uni)
    Posts
    2,013
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked
    110 times in 77 posts
    • tigerboyce's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P6T Deluxe/OC Palm
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920 D0 @3.8Ghz + Titan Fenrir
      • Memory:
      • 6gb (3x2) OCZ Reapers DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 690gb total WD caviars
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS 320mb
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX 520w
      • Case:
      • Antec 900
      • Operating System:
      • Win7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell E228WFP 22"
      • Internet:
      • aol :/
    well heres an update in clearer words:

    i removed the firewire cable and then tried rebooting with the vista cd in the drive and thats when i get the BOOTMGR error. i realised i can skip that now by changing the first boot device to cd (not in bios, by hitting F12 [ds3 feature])

    so now im trying to install again, get back soon with good news hopefully


    @herb - no that just happened after the OS failed install and then rebooted

    @clunk - no not sure where to look, but hoping if this fresh install works then it wont matter?

  6. #6
    Flat cap, Whippets, Cave. Clunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    11,056
    Thanks
    360
    Thanked
    725 times in 459 posts
    I tend to disable all the stuff I wont use in the bios before an install, that way windows isnt trying to find a shedload of drivers for stuff that isnt even going to be used.

    Go into the bios and there will be something to disable firewire.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    stupid betond belief.
    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

  7. #7
    Squirrely tigerboyce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Oxfordshire or Hertfordshire(uni)
    Posts
    2,013
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked
    110 times in 77 posts
    • tigerboyce's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P6T Deluxe/OC Palm
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920 D0 @3.8Ghz + Titan Fenrir
      • Memory:
      • 6gb (3x2) OCZ Reapers DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 690gb total WD caviars
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS 320mb
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX 520w
      • Case:
      • Antec 900
      • Operating System:
      • Win7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell E228WFP 22"
      • Internet:
      • aol :/
    ok it seems to have worked, altoough 2 things that i was unsure about:

    1. it took like 40mins (fast????)
    2. halfway through a message came up after a restart and asked for the usual modes start question and i did normally. then it started a process of doing soething with the drives like cleaning and correcting errors hundreds of lines of code, is this right?

    And finally it seems incredibly slow. i havnt installed gfx drivers yet, could that slow its down? i mean it takes abot 5 mins to open "games" (typical me, i had to check ) if not just not responding

    the problem is that its getting to the half way pint on the driver installation bar, and just stopping i left it for like 10mins. no movement
    Last edited by tigerboyce; 20-04-2007 at 08:55 PM.

  8. #8
    Fried Chip Extremist alsenior's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Stafford
    Posts
    2,948
    Thanks
    102
    Thanked
    191 times in 145 posts
    • alsenior's system
      • Motherboard:
      • DFI Lanparty Jr x58-T3H6
      • CPU:
      • Core i7 920
      • Memory:
      • 6 x 2GB ocz Gold
      • Storage:
      • 1 TB Samsung F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 1gb 4890 vapor-x xfire
      • PSU:
      • xfx 850W
      • Case:
      • Lian-li Pc7
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 X64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2208WFP
      • Internet:
      • 30mb Virgin media
    1. vista does install faster than xp due to it being a image based install.
    2.you may ave accidentally pushed it into safe mode.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    What kind of emergency would need Windows 95? I think you are already in a bad state of emergency when your backup plan is Windows 95.
    Beginners guide to raid Beginners guide to raid post edition Hexus.Social - FAQ

  9. #9
    Squirrely tigerboyce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Oxfordshire or Hertfordshire(uni)
    Posts
    2,013
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked
    110 times in 77 posts
    • tigerboyce's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P6T Deluxe/OC Palm
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920 D0 @3.8Ghz + Titan Fenrir
      • Memory:
      • 6gb (3x2) OCZ Reapers DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 690gb total WD caviars
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS 320mb
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX 520w
      • Case:
      • Antec 900
      • Operating System:
      • Win7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell E228WFP 22"
      • Internet:
      • aol :/
    pretty sure i havnt, its in the situation wher it has literally just opened the desktop for 1st time, so thats not possible

  10. #10
    Squirrely tigerboyce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Oxfordshire or Hertfordshire(uni)
    Posts
    2,013
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked
    110 times in 77 posts
    • tigerboyce's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P6T Deluxe/OC Palm
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920 D0 @3.8Ghz + Titan Fenrir
      • Memory:
      • 6gb (3x2) OCZ Reapers DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 690gb total WD caviars
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS 320mb
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX 520w
      • Case:
      • Antec 900
      • Operating System:
      • Win7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell E228WFP 22"
      • Internet:
      • aol :/
    its not even detecting the 8800, it says my card is generic agp thing.. still as slow as hell :/
    Last edited by tigerboyce; 21-04-2007 at 01:24 PM.

  11. #11
    Squirrely tigerboyce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Oxfordshire or Hertfordshire(uni)
    Posts
    2,013
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked
    110 times in 77 posts
    • tigerboyce's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P6T Deluxe/OC Palm
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920 D0 @3.8Ghz + Titan Fenrir
      • Memory:
      • 6gb (3x2) OCZ Reapers DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 690gb total WD caviars
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS 320mb
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX 520w
      • Case:
      • Antec 900
      • Operating System:
      • Win7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell E228WFP 22"
      • Internet:
      • aol :/
    think i know what it may be,

    Just remembered that yesterday after getting that BOOTMGR error, i load failsafe defaults on the mobo as i thought that it may help fix it, unfortunatly it didnt, but surely that means that the mobo is still on fail safe crappy defaults.

    so i have now just loaded optimised (factory settings - [manual]) settings and just noticed that the FS went from 200 to 266 that may be the problem?? im wondering if PCI oisnt detected on fail safe so that may be the problem.

    anyway doing a fresh install now, see how it goes


  12. #12
    Squirrely tigerboyce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Oxfordshire or Hertfordshire(uni)
    Posts
    2,013
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked
    110 times in 77 posts
    • tigerboyce's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P6T Deluxe/OC Palm
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920 D0 @3.8Ghz + Titan Fenrir
      • Memory:
      • 6gb (3x2) OCZ Reapers DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 690gb total WD caviars
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS 320mb
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX 520w
      • Case:
      • Antec 900
      • Operating System:
      • Win7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell E228WFP 22"
      • Internet:
      • aol :/
    yep it must have been the safe mode, running like a breeze now, well thats before anything has been added doing gfx drivers now

  13. #13
    Squirrely tigerboyce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Oxfordshire or Hertfordshire(uni)
    Posts
    2,013
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked
    110 times in 77 posts
    • tigerboyce's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P6T Deluxe/OC Palm
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920 D0 @3.8Ghz + Titan Fenrir
      • Memory:
      • 6gb (3x2) OCZ Reapers DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 690gb total WD caviars
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS 320mb
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX 520w
      • Case:
      • Antec 900
      • Operating System:
      • Win7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell E228WFP 22"
      • Internet:
      • aol :/


    Ok still got a problem with the 8800gts

    it is showing up in the device manager and properties thing as "standard VGA graphics adapter" and i have tried to install the drivers by inserting the BFG cd that came with it follow instructions and then it installs but gets to the end and says:

    "no hardware changes have been made please reinsert the cd and try again" - or something like that anyway

    i have tried it again, no luck
    I then uninstalled the driver for that and restarted, still comes up as standard VGA.

    WTF??? how the hell can it be VGA??

    everything else is fine, the system rating is like:

    cpu: 5.1
    RAM: 5.0
    Graphics 1.0

    why wont it detect?

    could it be that these drivers are super old, like the ones that were before vista support?, surely not as the driver options are vista 32 or 64
    Last edited by tigerboyce; 21-04-2007 at 03:19 PM.

  14. #14
    Flat cap, Whippets, Cave. Clunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    11,056
    Thanks
    360
    Thanked
    725 times in 459 posts
    Grab the latest drivers off the nvidia site. The ones on the cd will be old ones and they dont work properly. Worth a try.

    Double check that the card is in properly.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    stupid betond belief.
    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

  15. #15
    Squirrely tigerboyce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Oxfordshire or Hertfordshire(uni)
    Posts
    2,013
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked
    110 times in 77 posts
    • tigerboyce's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P6T Deluxe/OC Palm
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920 D0 @3.8Ghz + Titan Fenrir
      • Memory:
      • 6gb (3x2) OCZ Reapers DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 690gb total WD caviars
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS 320mb
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX 520w
      • Case:
      • Antec 900
      • Operating System:
      • Win7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell E228WFP 22"
      • Internet:
      • aol :/
    can i put the drivers onto a flash pen as i havnt got t'internet set up yet

  16. #16
    NOT Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    5,905
    Thanks
    412
    Thanked
    278 times in 253 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Grab the latest drivers off the nvidia site. The ones on the cd will be old ones and they dont work properly. Worth a try.

    Double check that the card is in properly.
    seconded, the newer ones out give performance boost from the 100.x nvidia ones.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. graphics card error
    By amit12345 in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-04-2007, 03:43 PM
  2. Error in Outlook 2003 in Vista 5536
    By DR in forum Software
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-09-2006, 01:53 PM
  3. 8o!! taste hot WineX powaaah!
    By directhex in forum Software
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 31-05-2004, 08:18 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •