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I have a computer where the MOBO and CPU went bad and I replaced. The old computer came with Windows Vista installed on it, no CD. Now, Windows Vista won't boot and windows start up repair is activated and ultimately can not fix. How can I get around this? I don't want to loose info on hard drive or purchase Vista. Can XP be installed over Vista??

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The problem is when Vista was installed on the old pc it only recognizes that pc so you will need to buy a copy of Vista and install it on the new pc. And if you don't want to loose your info you can buy a ide/sata to usb cable and hook it up to your new pc to transfer your old info across. Hope this helps.

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any top Asus mobo is best, IMO. no better.
ever go to there web site?
but...........
w8
how are you doing that. from what media, and who's
HP media. (nah, ,its not supported.
Microsoft.
? what media, why not say that first.
(Stick,CD/DVD, ? )
btw if you do that, (W7) the HP disks are now useless. , alien mobo's. are never supported by HP.
(the HP lic with MS dictates that, its a discounted OEM license)
{vista or w7}

do you have full retail license for w8?
why not put in a new SSD drive, ending HDD horrors. now.

i cant guess the bottle neck is the HDD. or infections.
internet speed, HDD? or what. or media installs?
or was infected and then fails to upgrade over infections.
do a fresh install, is best, for SURE.

if that is slow, from a USB mem stick, (not CD)
then the HDD is bad.
if using any CD or DVD to install it will take many long hours.
CD are slow.

a6700f HP desktop came with Vista or w7

HP does NOT support W8 on this pC.
why try to buck that rule?

if you were do that you'd need new MS disks, (HP dont have them)
so did you get MS disks
or buy a MS coa key from MS?
then down load the MS dot com,, ISO file.
then burn the USB stick with this ISO
then boot to the USB stick and install w8 fresh?
only this might work,
but be advised the HP drivers do NOT work on W8.
(a few might) but not all.
ONCE here, only you and microsoft can fix this pc. its not HP now.
the product is years old now. in 3 more years zero support.

I'd try this.
W8 license. (coa key) and downloaded w8 ISO file.
new sdd
put w8 on the USB ISO stick, boot to this stick
do a full fresh W8 install.
be connected to the internet using a wired Ethernet cable to your router.

if this fails maybe your PSU is bad
or system is overheating, fans dead, psu fan dead, or tons of dust in pc blocking all vents and fans,.

first pc year for this pc is 2008 (carbondated by me)
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sure and lots more, why guess? there are test to do.
the VISTA that MS just ended support, so hows that going to work out? not good right? PNP dead and all that? ouch.
HP ended support on old Persario Cnnn long ago., its dead.
why not buy a used pc with w7 for $20? why invest in the dead?
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who's DVD , order and mailed from HP or did you burn them to DVD-R?>?? we can not guess media ever it must be stated. clearly.

windows load problems are huge. vast ?
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run and load now???????
this is always first, take out the battery, (never seen on this old any good, so get rid of it now)
step 2:
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then run hdd tests. if the hdd fails , installing vista is a wasted effort
as is installing with a dead coin cell, never seen an old pc with good coin cell, all this old are bad, so replace that first. ITS OLD
so needs one, now. or bios can NOT SAVE OR RETAIN settings.
ever.
if really savvy, run this.
http://www.pcdied.com/brick-dead.html#Knoppix
hdd testing page.

see knoppix OS, live, DVD or Stick ?
run Knopoix, then run DISK
then run SMART then run DISKTEST>
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ok now load VISTA
and it might go.

(for sure lots over other ways to fail if it overheats
or was never cleaned of line for 10 years.
see dirt here, see why it must not be allowed to over heat
for sure loading any OS there is.
see the heatpipe and radiator here. if that packs up
it can not load windows.

http://pcdied.com/overheated.html



good luck finding old memory that works on a guess.
hard row to hoe there, for sure.. ask
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  2. sure clean it
  3. sure take out the bad battery and new coin cell put in.
  4. sure test the HDD first, most this old are now BAD.
  5. sure other causes even a bad power pack or bad mobo or any module plugged in the mobo shorted, can kill windows dead, for a FACT.

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