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My computer (laptop)had windows vist installed when i bought it new i have since had problems with it not booting up my son has resently deleted everything on d:dive i.e. potision now i cant do anything with it can you help please thanks john tonge

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Since you have deleted the D: drive content PC Restore will not be possible. If you have the windows vista CD then reformat and reinstall Windows. As you said that you have problem with windows vista, you can install Windows XP. To know more about how to reinstall and operating system go to the website www.windowsreinstall.com.

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