Problems installing Windows Vista 64 bit

By Sten443 ยท 6 replies
Jun 20, 2008
  1. Well.. this is what happent and what i did:

    *Installed windows vista
    *Everything went well and i was just about to start installing drivers but before that i ran windows update
    *I got some wierd error and the computer restarted
    *I tried to restore the system
    *Couldnt do it so i ran in safe mode, did it but it got stuck, had the same screen over an hour..
    *Restarted, couldnt get in windows anymore
    *Tried to reinstall windows, used "format" button while doing it
    *When i got windows installing again, i got a stop error: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL i also have an error that boot manager is missing or corrupt.

    So... i have hard drive basically empty (dont know what takes room, shows 0,1GB is taken by something...) I dont have windows installed, i get boot manager missing error when startup, if i klick any key fast before that then i can boot from dvd, when i run install i get stop error...

    Im kinda stuck :S nothing to restore or anything, cant run windows cos i got none installed and get stop error when running install...

    Error full is Stop: 0x0000000A IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL - pretty sure it was like this..

    So... HELP!!! :(
  2. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    you could try to test your ram with memtest86 to rule that out

    download the iso and burn it to a cd let it run 6 or 7 passes and see if your ram is error free
  3. Sten443

    Sten443 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Pass 0
    800.000+ errors and then i stoped

    Could i have destroyed ram by installing windows -.^
    Or there something wrong with the ram i bought
    Any better ideas?
  4. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    the ram you bought could be bad and ive seen ram go bad over time aswell

    see if you can RMA your ram and get new ones that should fix your problem
  5. Sten443

    Sten443 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Its a new computer, just bought. And yesterday was first time tested.
  6. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    yea ram can come bad from the factory also, what ram did you get, brand, speed

    replacing your ram should fix the problem
  7. Sten443

    Sten443 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I ordered this computer like... making a list of things i want in it, and they made it for me.

    I already contacted and waiting for ansver from the company who made it for me.

    Its A-data DDR2 DDR800 or something like that :p
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