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Vista 32 clean install

Can't get vista to install. i have a full copy of vista i am trying to install on machine and when i put the disk in it goes to the install screen and then will ask for cd/dvd driver. i have restore driver disk but it won't read. i also have sata driver on disk it won't read. don't no what driver it is asking for or why it won't read disk other than vista. thanks

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  • Mike Davidson
    Mike Davidson May 11, 2010

    Is the disc an OEM disc?

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Is the "i have a full copy of vista " the origional disc that came with the computer/ Does it say OEM on the disk?
If so, sometimes it is a one time use.
Why the clean install?
Let me know asap.
Thanks

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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