Please share the rest of the details because no make, model, what's plugged into the USB ports, the BIOS VERSION and every small detail could reveal why it's not working.
For example a worn out member took a dozen posts to reveal they had formatted the hard drive before the Windows install. This is just one of a hundred reasons for a failure.
Tell more including why the install is being done. Another owner was reinstalling because the machine crashed. That one ended with a bad ram stick (the reason it crashed.)
I AM GETING SLIGHTLY PISSE* OFF AT MY ATTEMPS OF INSTALLING VISTA ULTIMATE VIA CD/DVD MODE IN MY LAPTOPS BOOT MANAGER I HAVE LEFT IT FOR A WHOLE 12HOURS AND IT STILL WONT GET PASSED 2/3RDS OF THE WAY ON THE
"COMPLETING INSTALLATION" SEGMENT OF THE INSTALL SCREEN. I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING, I HAVE EVEN TRIED BUYING A NEW COPY OF VISTA JUST INCASE THE DISC WAS DAMAGED BUT NO IT STILL WONT WORK!!!!!!!!
PLEASE HELP MY LAPTOP IS USELESS OTHERWISE.
THANKS IF YOU REPLY