The problem is caused by Formatting the HDD in Vista before moving back to the system.
Simplest fix, hook it back to the Vista system and delete the partition from the drive in disk management. Once that is done, then put the drive with no partition in the XP system and boot to the XP CD, create a new partition and install XP
I don't know how to delete the partition. I'm in disk management, and I can delete volume. Is that the same? Thanks for helping so quickly!
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Did you use a Factory Recovery DVD supplied by the cpmputer manufacturer? Or did you load the OS from a Windows Vista DVD? If you didn't use the Computer's Factory Recovery disk the recovery partition is gone, when you loaded the Windows Vista DVD and formatted the HDD. That is, if I understant your statement. If you had your HDD partitioned into 2 secions, 1 your OS and another for whatever, your OS partition, containing the recovery, has been formatted. For example: C , being your OS and D, being your recovery , are one partition.
If you have the windows install disc, you can insert it, restart your
computer and press any key when it tells you to. This will boot from the
DVD and enter the Windows Setup. From there, it will show you a list of
partitions on your hard drive before you install windows. Choose the
partition on which Vista is installed and click "Delete" under advanced
options. The partition will be formatted. If you want to install a fresh
copy of Windows Vista, you can do so now. If not, exit windows setup
and install whatever OS you want to use.
(Make sure you BACK UP your files before formatting - once you format the partition, you can NEVER get the files back.)
hi if you are using windows vista/7 recovery disk to reinstall OS, then while choosing drive there must be advance option below it..choose it and then delete all the drives and then create new partitions from all the unallocated space..and then choose the drive from newly created partition to reinstall OS..
to backup all imp. data before doing so use UBUNTU LIVE CD..then do the clean install of vista/7
if the above trick doesnt work then download the GPARTED LIVE CD to repartition your HD.. use GPARTED live to boot. choose the HDD delete all the parition create new partition (NTFS) hit APPLY shutdown GPARTED LIVE. install windows vista/7 thorgh reinstall DVD.
The simplest solution to your problem would be to reinstall Windows Vista after deleting the old version.
Be sure to boot your computer with the DVD in the drive and when it asks if you want to remove the partition, answer YES. Then put in a new partition, format the drive and reload Vista by rebooting your system with Vista in your DVD drive.
You may lose your sound drivers but they can be downloaded from the Toshiba web site.
Just as an afterthought, you should have at least 1 Gig of RAM installed.
You'll have to departition the hard drive. Also, copying Windows from another computer probably won't work.
Try running a registry cleaner. It can fix a lot of problems after having a virus or malware.
if you have created recovery disk before the deleting of the recovery partition u can format the drive from your bios and create a new recovery partition using the recovery disk if not if your pc has crashed and your recovery partition is gone u will have to get a new operating system software but if your pc is still stable just run the recovery manager and restore to factory settings and it will put recover partition back on your hard disk
Hi, the best option might be to download Norton's Partition Magic (www.symantec.com) ($69.95) however, you can likely find previous versions for down load cheaper or free online. This will allow you to delete the partition that you have XP running on. One thing I will mention to you though, is that it is unlikely XP is causing your computer to slow down. In fact, quite the opposite. Your Vista load draws significantly more resources and memory so you might be better served to remove the Vista load. At any rate, whatever you decide. Make sure to back-up your important files prior to any deleting/re-formatting.
There are other ways to do this, but I have found NPM to be very clean and helpful in the past.