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Vista install from DVD hangs on green loading progress bar

Vista install from DVD hangs on green loading progress bar

I have a HP TouchSmart IQ700 that needed the SATA hard disk replacing. With a brand new formatted hard disk I inserted the Windows Vista x64 DVD and it starts to load.

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Guest [Entry]

"I called HP and they recommend wiping the disk using DelDisk then retry the recovery disks. I have not tried this yet but think it probably wont work because I tried a brand new clean hard disk. I will report back shortly.

EDIT: The problem was the motherboard and CPU. Replaced both and all was fine."
Guest [Entry]

"It might also be worth inspecting the install disc for dirt.

I would replace both SATA cables (optical drive and hard drive), or at least unseat them and reseat them if you don't have spares."