I can't reinstall Windows Vista for Dell Vostro 1700
I have a Dell Vostro 1700 suport Windows Vista basic when change the new HDD I can't restore or reinstall the system (when it 70% completed it didn't run continue. Maybe the reinstall system have a mistake (I setup from DVD, and copy it to the HDD but the same not OK). Everybody can you help me. Thanks
Re: I can't reinstall Windows Vista for Dell Vostro 1700
The vostro 1700 was never meant to run anything newer than windows xp, major driver conflicts, there are workarounds but if you don't know what you're doing, bring it to a professional. otherwise install XP or windows 7.yes windows 7 works fine on vostro laptops
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they do go bad I had a new DELL that the company would not even look at fixing they said it was outdated before walmart sold it to me but if you know how to access bios then go in there and reset to default . save change and exit .
try to turn off security center and any other security software installed in your laptop. if fails. boot to safe mode with networking then try to download again the file. if fails check if other computer can download it successfully using the same connection, router and modem. just to isolate if a security in your router has been enabled.
This is probably a problem with either the media (bad disk, or picky optical drive) or with some hardware. In the first case, I would try to reinstall first, and if that fails consider using a different drive or disk (if possible). As it points to the Netio.sys file, in the second scenario it may be related to a network device (i.e., ethernet). My suggestion in that case would be to remove all devices possible from the computer, and to disable on-board LAN/audio in BIOS to see if that helps.
Boot to the F12 menu, see if you can boot to the HDD diagnostics. If not, boot to the Dell Resource CD, run the HDD diagnostics from there. If Diags fail, replace the HDD. If they pass, boot to the Vista DVD, then run a repair of the operating system
1. sound driver
2. microphone settings in volume control applet
3. tap test (tap the area around the microphone and see if eg Sound Recorder picks it up)
4. external microphone
If you get to step 4 before you get anything then your problem is one of missing or damaged microphone.