I have an Asus PRO55 series, it had Vista Home Premium on it, and I tried an upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate (32bit)...Everything went fine, but before the first user login screen comes up, it goes to Error can't open c:\recovery.dat. and then huge red text (on white screen)comes up saying ERROR:
Laptop then won't do anything but shutdown using the 5 second button method. Upon restart, all I get is the grey screen of death.
Have tried (firstly) upgrade, then two clean installs - same problem. All booted from DVD. Now reinstalling Vista (via recovery disks) so that the machine is operational.
Have tried to install with partitions.... and full drive
Now able to look at the management bits (recovery finished) It shows a Disk 0 with 9.77gb..."Healthy primary partition" and a "VistaOS (C
223.12gb NTFS Healthy, system boot, active, Crash Dump, Primary Partition
Have taken screen shots of the disk management and OS
Strange that the Asus X55S machine that I'm using to write this, went to Windows 7 very easily. What have I not done correctly ....
Please have patience - this is the first time I have "posted" so you can appreciate the level of frustration.