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I am trying to create partioning file to open on my old computer. When I turn old computer on it says no bootable agent. Its a gateway with windows vista. What can I do?

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If you have created a partition that is large enough for an OS, install Windows on it, It then will become drive C and run as a boot up partition. You may well consider Ubuntu as an OS. Easier to drive and creates its own environment allowing acces to all windows files.

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Hi there.
Use the Vista CD to create the new partition, but first you have to delete the old partition first, (the 220GB partition not the 10GB one because that will be the recovery partition).
Get a calculator and work out your new partition, for example 50GB is 50x1024MB so that will be 51200MB.
When you have deleted the 220GB partition select NEW and input your newly worked out partition and carry on from there, to activate the other partition just format it.

Please post back with the results and for anymore help if needed.

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This looks like a corrupted file in the boot section or a virus attack. the only solution is to reinstall the OS. there is no hardware error, if you had any hardware error the display will not be working fine. reinstall the Windows OS.

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Hi mohamed04,



I recommend you to perform an HDD self test so we can understand if you have a faulty HDD or just a Software problem caused by any windows update or virus that might have corrupted your windows boot file.

For performing an HDD self test you should turn on the unit and when HP invent logo appears press " ESC " key, then you will have access to other menu where you should select option " F2 - System Diagnostics" and then " F4 - Hard disk Test" . After process finishes it will provide you a message with " success" or #xx Fail".

You need a new hard drive and install fresh windows operating system. Maybe after that you can try to put your old hard drive to external enclosure hard drive and try to recover your computer will recognize the hard drive. Hope this helps,

HRH

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