erm...I think you should contact microsoft (unless anyone else has any ideas) becasue it sound like the OS is bloking teh boot. I know for a fact that you can Vista Ultimate on that board. did you have the same vista with teh same activation key on the other board? It sounds like MS are blocking it because they think you are using it on two systems. Try and call them see what they have to say.
just did and they are saying there's no problem from there end and ofcours we are not gonna block you if you changed your board they are not Blocking anything or my key and asking me to contact Intel's.
Ok so…ermm… DON’T USE VISTA!!!!AARRGGHHH!!!lol
When you activate vista are you installing the windows updates too? Try reinstalling vista and when you activate it make sure you don’t download or install any of the updates at all. Also are you activating it before or after you have installed the system drivers and in what order are you installing the drivers?
vista is such a sham! hopefully these little niggles will be addressed in Windows 7
i dont know but i really need help man
is there any special Version of Vista for Intel Extreme Series Boards ? or what should i do.. its Bootloader who creates problem i just googled that and found some people are saying that they use another bootloader ?? what is that stuff or that can help me ?
There is no "special" version of windows for a specific board.
Have you tried what i suggested earlier?
"Try reinstalling vista and when you activate it make sure you don’t download or install any of the updates at all. Also are you activating it before or after you have installed the system drivers and in what order are you installing the drivers?"
Oh and are you dual booting or did you just have XP on to test the system?
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tested on SOLO xp works fine.
No i am not installing anything (no drivers , no softwares) just fresh installed again and again but when active and wont start.
i googled it and found some sort of SLIC or ACPI registred keys ion Bios they says . whats that ?
they says this is some sort of OEM version of Board that have keys in Bios if the activation process does not match with Bios keys or stuf then it will happen.
maybe its very Advance Level for me
I know this isn't really a solution...but why don't you just use win XP or win7 RC?
As far as Vista installing on taht board i have done it and it works fine, it isn't a board problem because if not xp would not have installed. Is it an OEM version of vista?I have seen the OEM versions do weird things. Have you got another cd of Vista?you could try that.
But honestly stick with either XP or 7.... some people will disagree but i never saw much to point to vista myself
As Cpt Dogfruit stated, he installed Windows Vista on this board without any problem, me too i can confirm that with some screenshots which helps you here.
I have installed several OS on this board and it worked fine (Windows XP SP2, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 then upgraded to SP3, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows 7)
Assuming that you have the latest board bios, and you are using compatible hardware, i cannot see any reason why it did not work. It can be down to some OEM CD, it did get some problem with some OEM cd on several boards.
All the best,
I have same problem. I install Windows 7 Ultimate and activate it. I try to reboot but i cant. I see bios wellcome screen then a black background with white stick. Then i remove windows 7 and reinstall it. But this time i didnt activate it. Until today (12 days) i use windows 7 with any problem, it was fine. But today i try activate it, you know it want me to reboot windows, so i reboot but i see the black screen too. I updated bios to lastest version.
How can I fix it ?
You should try another graphics card.
Why anotehr graphics cards?If it gives video when windows is not activated it's not the graphjics card, it going to be due either to an OEM Windows DVD, or possible an OEM board which has already had the SLIC preset in BIOS
I may well be wrong, I really need to see the boards to tell.