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Won't read my disks

It won't read my disks, say's I need to format, I'm using Windows Vista

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  • Grannylee Jan 11, 2008

    Thank you, somehow I finally got it to work. Problem solved!

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Try the same disks in the same drive on a different computer.

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If you did not make the system disks when you first got the computer then you will need to find the disk somewhere else (unfortunately my disks wouldn't read properly). I just fixed my old vista laptop hard drive crashed. I found the same version of Vista Home Premium in a torrent file on the internet - burnt the disk and installed on a brand new HDD I bought on ebay - used my Vista registration code - might get slammed here but I as I used my original registration code then I can't see how it is pirating.....

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How to install Windows Vista/7 using bootable USB storage device


How to install Windows Vista/7 using bootable USB storage device Requires:
- Windows Vista/7 DVD 0r installation source (setup backup files)
- A 4GB USB 2.0 Storage device (Its recommeded to use USB 2.0 device for optimal performance)
  • Plug your USB storage device.
  • Run CMD and execute the following commands one by one.
  • Diskpart
Run Disk parition utility
  • List disk
To get disk index that is used to pefrom disk paritioning.
  • Select disk 1
Selects disk to pefrom disk paritioning.
  • Clean
Flush your existing all USB drive's partitions.
  • Create parition primary
Creates a parition as primary parition.
  • Format recommeded
Format your USB drive w/ recommeded parameters. (No need to worry about file system format)
  • Active
Set the parition as active to hold bootmgr.
  • Exit
To quit Diskpart utlity
Now copy all Windows Vista/7 files to USB storage device... thats all.
  • Boot your PC w/ it, you can install Windows Vista/7 via bootable USB storage device.
Note: If you face any trouble to boot w/ it or unable to boot, try this
FIX.
I:\Boot\Bootsect.exe /NT60 I: Where I: is the drive letter of USB storage device

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After installing windows vista my HP won't read my


Try a re install of Vista. What happens when you try to boot? Did you format the HDD? Was the install successful?

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Why does Fdisk assign FAT32 file system to the Drrive after partitioning it to extended logical drive?


Fdisk creates, deletes or change a partition on a hard disk and then you need to Format the hard disk so it can be used to store data.
Fat32 is a format file system and it is used when you want to read and write data between a PC and MAC computer.
If you only want to use the hard drive on a PC and using windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 the format the hard drive using NTFS not FAT32.

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My cd/dvd drive G:\ (hl dt st rw dvd gcc h21n version.1.00) does not reads windows 7 dvd .. and it only reads cd-r/cd-rw.... plzzz help i want to install windows 7... plzz help...


It sounds like your drive is having issues, you can always install windows 7 from a flash drive (so long as your computer supports booting to one). Instructions on setting this up are here: http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-install-windows-7vista-from-usb-drive-detailed-100-working-guide/ You will need to do this from a computer with a working DVD drive to transfer the info to a flash drive.

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I loaded a number of files awhile ago on my ex hard drive. Now when I try to see it or retrieve it my computer keeps telling me I have to format the disk in drive F before I can use it. If I format now,...


Try going to contol panel then administrative tools. In the window that opens look at the left window pane for disk management click on it. You should see the disk that says you need to format it, Compare file systems your c drive and the disk you can't read. (Fat32, NTFS, Fat) Right click on the disk that's giving you problems and see if Vista will let you mount the drive. If it won't you should put the drive in a portable enclosure and use a Windows 7 PC to Burn your files to disc. Vista is extremely unstable If you can load Windows 7 your problem will go away and you'll have a way better OS!

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I have purchased an hp550 computer with the Vista operating system. i wish to downgrade to the win XP operating system. how is this done ?


Greetings.
There is no direct path to downgrade Vista to XP. You can’t simply insert the XP installation CD media into the CD-ROM drive and hope to ‘upgrade’ and replace the Vista with Windows XP usual install routine because Vista won’t allow it to be overwritten. XP will treat Vista as ’superior’ operating system and refuse to install over it. There’re actually few options available instead of completely uninstall Vista as listed below. But if you decide to downgrade from Vista to install XP, there is also a simple guideline that you can observe to ensure that the migration goes smoothly.
Option 1 – Dual Boot:
It’s by far the easier and best method to run XP instead of Vista if you have another partition or hard disk. Simply boot up any XP setup media and install XP into different partition or hard drive than the Vista installation. Once completed, you can choose to boot up either XP or Vista, and has the best of both world.

Option 2 – Virtual Machine:
Install VMware Server or Virtual PC 2007 (both free) or any other virtualization software, and then install Windows XP into the virtual machine
environment. You will get XP which runs inside Vista, with minor compromise on speed, performance and have to go through Vista first on every bootup.

Option 3 – Format the Hard Drive, Wipe Off Vista and Install XP:
For those who totally fed up with Vista and just want XP, or prefer a clean installation of OS has only this option to rely on. To downgrade to XP from Vista, you have to basically delete the whole hard disk that installed with Vista, and start anew with XP. Here’s a simple guide and procedures that you can try to follow to switch to XP. However, each system configuration is different, so you may have to adapt the steps to suit your own need.

1. Download all drivers for your system for Windows XP from the manufacturer’s website(in case if you don't have the CD/DVD installers). Copy the drivers files to a USB flash driver or external hard drive or burn them to CD/DVD.
2. Find a Windows XP installation CD (should be pretty easy to find or else you can search in torrent sites such as Demonoid to download via BT network such as uTorrent and BitComet or search and download via ED2K network client such as eMule. You can also use Volume Licensing (VL) CD, retail (FPP) disc, or system builder hologram CD provided by Microsoft.
3. You will also need a XP product key even if you legally can downgrade from Vista Ultimate or Business edition. The Vista serial number won’t works with XP. (try to search for XP product key on web).
4. Backup to USB flash disk, external portable hard disk or CD/DVD every data files and any other things such as documents, downloads, pictures, movies, programs and etc that you need and want to keep. You can also create a second partition with disk management utilities such as Acronis Director or Partition Magic, and then move the data files to the new partition.
5. Ensure that also you have CD or DVD setup media for the software applications that you want to install and use after wiping off your system from Vista.
6. If your OEM doesn’t provide you with recovery CD/DVD discs and Windows setup media discs (it’s because they’re stored in the hard disk in hidden location), you may want to burn a copy of recovery CD to CD/DVD first before you proceed, just in case the hidden partition is lost and you want to recover your computer to original state. (How-to Guide: IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad recovery CD)
7. If the system has SATA (Serial ATA) hard drive, locate the driver for SATA controller and put it in USB flash drive, diskette or CD first. If you have PATA (normal IDE) hard disk, simply go to BIOS CMOS to disable SATA or Native SATA mode if you don’t want to install XP on SATA hard drive. Else, you can also create an XP install disc with the SATA drivers integrated by using tool such as nLite.
8. In the BIOS, also set the CD or DVD optical drive as the first boot device in the boot sequence.
9. Put in the Windows XP installation CD into CDROM drive and boot up the computer by using the CD. You probably need to press a key when prompted with “Press Any Key to Boot from CD…”.
10. If you’re using SATA hard disk with driver on external media (not integrated into XP setup disk), remember to press F6 when you see the message at the status base: “Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver…” during the very initial stage of setup to load the SATA driver so that the SATA hard disk can be recognized.
11. Run through the setup wizard at per normal. However, when prompting for where to install Windows Vista, delete (by pressing D and then confirmation), create and format the Vista disk drive or partition (if you have multiple partition). And then choose to install on that just formatted partition or hard drive.

IMPORTANT: If you choose the wrong hard disk or partition with data to delete, you will lose your essential data.

Note: If the setup does not allow you to delete or format the Vista partition or drive, you will need to find a third party software that can recognize and read NTFS filesystem to clear the drive or partition first.
12. Enter any product key for XP. Vista product key will not work.
13. If you own a legitimate Windows Vista edition that allows for downgrade (See Vista downgrade rights), call Microsoft after performing the clean install of Windows XP Pro to activate the XP installation. Notify Microsoft that you’re downgrading from Vista and require to activate XP Professional or other version allowed newly installed. You won’t get a new Windows XP product key though. You will have to read out the long Installation ID plus your original Vista serial key, and Microsoft will provide an activation ID that will make the XP usable.
14. Install the drivers for your system devices.
15. Reinstall any software programs that you want to use.
16. Move back the data files and documents.

Thanks

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Can't read dvd ram disk


Well not all DVD Rom's are compatible for DVD Ram. Other problem would be the formatting. Windows XP Home and Professional can only write directly to FAT32-formatted DVD-RAM discs. For UDF-formatted discs, which are considered faster, compatible device drivers or software such as InCD or DLA are required. Windows Vista can natively access and write to both FAT32 and UDF-formatted DVD-RAM discs, however Windows Vista uses its own version of the UDF format giving compatibility problems. Vista also has issues with XP formatted FAT32 discs as Vista uses the CPRM features. Even though it is possible to use any file system one likes, only very few perform well on DVD-RAM. This is because some file systems frequently over-write data on the disc and the table of contents is contained at the start of the disc.

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