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Cant re-install windows vista to my dell vostro 1700

I am trying to install windows vista onto my dell vostro 1700. It originally came with this installed but then failed to boot up. It prompted me to use the vista repair disc. It ended up installing vista from the disc. It went through the installation until the completing installation part then it ground to a halt. It stayed on the completing installation part for hours. I still cant boot up the computer. What am I doing wrong? Is there an installation procedure I need to follow?

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Take off Vista and install XP.

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Re: Cant re-install windows vista to my dell vostro 1700

Did you try the repair option again, this time just choose repair. If not you need to clean install the computer. You can go the microsoft site to get full instructions for "Clean Install Vista"

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

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1)your CD must have error on some particular file that the setup is trying to read so it gets jam.

2) try installing the operating system from new fresh copy!!!!!!

This should solve your problem!
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