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I recently found out that the reason my computer keeps giving me the redline on my c drive is bcse I guess my partition are not set up correcrt. My computer is not recognizing and or utilizing the D data drive for storage. So I went in and did something(have no idea what) but is was under system manager where u can try to do repartioning with shrinkage and I tried switching drives around and now I get the message NTLDR missing. I have windows vista on an Acer Aspire 3680 but can't find the disk how can I do a complete swipe and reboot from my prestored vista in my DVD drive?

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You see the red line on the drive when the space in the disk partition starts to become lo. In this situation you have to move the movable data to other disk partitions and use utilities like disk cleanup and Defrag etc. to clear up space.
Now since you have approach the error NTLDR missing which is almost irreversible or extremely difficult to reverse as my research has shown me, your previous Windows Vista is lost how ever there when you will reinstall Windows Vista there will most probably a folder in C; named as "Windows.old" which my contain your files from Windows you have lost.
You have to install a new Windows Vista from the beginning.

(1)Restart you computer and start pressing F2 and Del Keys on keyboard alternatively In some computer it is F2 and others it is Del. So we press both. Its one of both.

(2) You will enter setup of your computer and in the setup you have to look for Boot and underneath boot you will find Boot priority. Do not panic or be scared.Recognize your CD/DVD drive and bring it on to top of other devices such as Hard disk. Boot priority means that the computer will start from the CD/DVD reading it first than it will read from Hard disk(s) and other devices.

(3) Once you set the boot priority to CD/DVD drive just save changes and exist and the computer will reboot make sure you have the Vista DVD in your DVD drive.

(4)The computer will reboot and ask you if you want to boot from CD or DVD press any key.and Windows will start installing. You can create all your Partitions like C: and D: and you will be able to also format the disk partitions. Create and delete partitions to equally distribute data.

The Windows setup is very easy and step by step once you get your hands on it you do not need any book, notes or theory. Just read the instructions carefully and follow

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Maybe you installed a brand new hard drive in your laptop or desktop computer, or maybe you just got tired of your old setup and wiped your drive clean intentionally . . . or perhaps you were one of the unfortunates who succumbed to a malware infection that left you no alternative. Regardless of the reason, you now have the chance with a new or cleaned drive to set-up multiple operating systems on your hard drive.

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