Paulie, one of regular folks that usually sees me in Cincinnati mentioned to me that there was a problem with the download of Windows Vista ISO from the Technet or MSDN sites. There seems to be a problem that happens when you burn Vista from the downloaded ISO.
Here’s what happens:
Apparently there are many folks with the same issue, on both Beta versions and the release version.
The fix: simply burn the ISO to DVD at 1X speed. This seems to fix the issue
Huge thanks to Paulie and his son for the fix. Thanks!
If anyone has any updates to this one let me know!