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There is something wrong with windows vista it is saying it was deleted or somethin.

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  • beckyeksal Dec 05, 2008

    (my computer is a acer aspire 5315 series) well i dont know what happened to my vista but one day a black screen came up and now it is gone off my laptop. so i was after losing all my backup discs and my old vista disc and stuff so i tried to just put windows xp on it and i am putting the xp disc in and pressing alt F8 and then a blue screen comes up and says windows setup and then down the bottom a bunch of things keep loading for about 3 minutes and then writing comes up on the screen and says

    welcome to setup.

    this portion of the setup program prepares micosoft

    windows XP to run on your computer



    -to set up windows XP now, pess ENTER

    -to repair a windows XP installation using recovery console, press R

    -to quit setup without installing windows XP, press F3



    so i tried both options a and b , when i try option a it says ... setup did not fin and hard **** drivers installed in your computer.

    make sure any hard disk drivers are powered on and properly connectedto your computer, and that an disk relatet hardware configuration is corect. this may involve running manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program.

    setup cannot continue. to quit setup press F3



    and when i choosee option b it says the same thing .

  • beckyeksal Dec 06, 2008

    well do you have a ball park figure n how much a hard drive is ?

  • Matthew Haynie
    Matthew Haynie May 11, 2010

    I need MUCH more information

  • tanvierahmed
    tanvierahmed May 11, 2010

    On which stage its giving this errror???

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THere is some problem with you hard drive....

Either its not working, its dead or some thing like that...

Try to find the location of Hard drive and check if it sounds normal... Like there shud be no voice like clikcing or tak tak .. type voice....

Any ways your laptop is ok.. Its a hard driver issue...

Replace the hard drive then make a try...


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