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#1 LostWolf13

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 06:05 PM

I have an Acer Laptop with Windows Vista already installed. Came pre installed from factory, Now after 3 years I have so many PC problems I want to re install vista. I put my Vista disc in and it starts the install. When it gets to the point where it asks you where you want to install it. It does not find any drives at all. What the heck is up with that. Please someone help. I have a version of XP also. But from what I hear that is a pain to get rid of Vista and install XP. Someone Please Help me here.
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 08:06 PM

Can you boot to Windows at all?
What kind of problems are you having?
I'm asking, because you just may have hard drive problem.

Where did Vista DVD come from?

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 06:23 PM

Yes windows boots up fine. I am still using the computer. Just been running it for 3 years now and have too many corrupt files. Just wanted to give PC a clean slate. I have a normal version of Vista on disc. The disc version is not the one on the PC though. The laptop came preloaded with vista with no disc. Put disc in and start to install. If you try to load vista over current one it says there is not enough room on drive c: ... But I was trying to do a clean install to delete all programs and stuff.When I click that it does not find a HD. Yet when you click the other way it does see it. Makes no sense to me. I am thinking of just putting XP in. But I hear it is a pain to get rid of vista and switch to XP.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 06:30 PM

I have a normal version of Vista on disc. The disc version is not the one on the PC though

Where is it from then? Is it full Vista version with Microsoft logo on it, or some recovery DVD?

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 07:44 PM

It is a full version. I do not have a recovery disc.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 08:58 PM

Make sure, you follow correct procedure: http://forum.notebookreview.com/lenovo-ibm/144783-clean-install-guide-works-32-bit-64-bit.html

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 09:41 PM

I will try that. I went to cnet.com and downloaded th full driver pack fr my pc and put it on a flash drive. Started install and tried to run drivers from flash and still did not work. I made a print screen of what it says to me. I will go follow the instructions you gave me. Thank you for your help through this.




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