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My Vista Home Premium CD/DVD is damaged preventing me from recovering my system. How do I go about purchasing a replacement? Jim Blackburn jim@pcfixr.ca

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Make sure you order the drive that is correct for your system - if it has a small (most of the time is it red) connection cable the to motherboard it is most like a SATA drive - if it is a WIDE (most of the time it is grey) ribbon cable to the motherboard it is IDE drive.

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