Originally Posted by Ryanmt
how stable is your vista install? when things start failing in different places i tend to suspect faulty ram. If your having problems with vista crashing boot on the ubuntu cd and select the memtest option.
My vista install works well. It never freezes up or anything so i think my ram's okay. I might have a go with the net based installation suggested by falko... hopefull it'll work!
The picture belows shows the login screen i see when trying to load the CD. I find it funny how, at this point everything seems like it works okay. Its stable, the screen resolution is good and the sound works. Strange!
Thanks again for helping, i'll let you know how i get on.