doing some work on my buddy's rig, trying to get vista 64 to install. computer had been running fine on vista 32, upgraded ram & video card added another hdd and bd drive. vista 32 still worked ok, reformatted hdd and loaded xp64 no problems. tried upgrading to vista 64 and after one of many restarts i get this bsod message : IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL stop: 0x0000000a (0xFFFFFA99C3B6001A, 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000, 0xFFFFF800105E251). updated all drivers in xp 64 before upgrade, installed all updates for xp 64. also tried removing all drivers before upgrade. i was thinking about returning it to its original hardware config, and try installing xp 32 before upgrading to vista 64 and then installing the new gear. i know this computer can handle vista. take it easy on the tech side, i don't know that much but i can understand anything explained to me.
amd athlon 64 x2 3800
msi k9n sli platinum
4gb 800mHz ram (originally 1gb 533mHz)
250gb wd blue caviar wd2500ks
1.5tb wd green caviar wd15ears(new)
evga gt220 (originally ati x1350)
hp dvd1270 drive