Windows Vista and MSI Neo2 915P

By bloghead
Jun 12, 2007
  1. Hey guys,

    i'm using MSI Neo2 915P. radeon x550.

    i wanted to install windows vista. but an error message occurred while installing...

    heard its the bios...

    can anyone help?

  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    You heard its the bios... ? Tell us more?
    What exactly was the error message?
  3. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    Please give us more information so we can help you. :)
  4. bloghead

    bloghead TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the error code

    the error code is 0x80070017
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    That is not really an error code... it is the memory location of a memory dump caused by an error elsewhere.
  6. bloghead

    bloghead TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How do i go about solving it?
  7. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    So this is a home-built with a MSI Neo2 915P motherboard and a radeon x550 video card.
    The error is either a hardware conflict or related driver conflict.
    If you have already downloaded all the VISTA drivers for that board, including BIOS, Chipset, and the like, and upgraded the driver for the Radeon X550, then you still have memory to discuss, as well as the sound card...

    The Problem with VISTA installs is that the error could be anywhere... since the drivers were not always correct.

    You can learn a lot by closely examining the Device manager for any red or yellow flags next to any devices.
    Then go to Event Viewer and look at the error lists there... Start->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Computer Management->Event Viewer.
    Those two looks should give you enough information for your next step.

    If it were mine, I would just install Windows XP Professional and forget about VISTA
  8. bloghead

    bloghead TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, raybay.
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