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I have a laptop that i have only used a few times, and when it boots up it gives you the vista set up screen, with is very simple to complete. When i go to reboot the laptop always after i have completed the full vista installation, there is an error and pc angel kicks in saying that the system needs to do a full factory recovery of the system. It will clear any errors in the registry, even thought there shouldn't be any as theres no programs on the laptop other than the vista program. When the system reboots its self and you go through the vista set up once more, when you reboot again at the end of the set up, the same thing happens. I've tried to do a complete format from within the bios but this pc angel pops up on the boot screen and re-creates the original partition. the only ither idea i can think of is to by a IDE converter cable and extract the hard drive from the laptop and format it from one of my other pc's but this seems very long winded.....is there any easier way of getting rid of pc angel or at least getting the Operating system to work as it should?

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PC Angel is a program written by another company other then your OEM that built your computer and your OEM and several other OEMs have contracted the PC Angel software program to be their recovery program of choice. The entire recovery process is based on PC Angel in your computer.
Your problem sounds like the installation process is corrupted leading to faulty registry settings that are detected each and every time the computer comes up for reboot. Since the recovery process is based in your recovery partition ( hidden partition ) it would be unwise to attempt a direct fix as chances are, only more corrupton would be created.
However there is one option that could work. Get with your OEM manufacturer and tell them of the problem. Let them know that you have a strong hunch that your recovery partition is corrupted and that you need a recovery DVD provided by them for a very nominal fee, mostly packaging and shipment, maybe not even that.
Once you get the recovery DVDs shipped to you, you can erase and write over the old ( corrupted ) recovery partition with the aid of the new recovery DVDs and this should fix your problem.
How do I know that, because I have personally had to endure it.
PC Angel sucks because it only allows you to make one copy of your recovery partition and if that doesn't get written exactly right to your DVD, you are out of luck regarding a second opportunity. There are tricks around that too, but it requires a very long explanation. Just try to get a DVD copy of your recovery disks from your OEM as that is the best single answer possible.

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PC Angel will keep coming up when you try and restore the system with the discs you have. Its an integrated solution for PC manufacturers to deploy there systems. The issues you are having usually only come about when you are either trying to install the software on a system it wasnt intended for it does read the hardware and check it the correct computer. or if you have a corrupt disc. Couple of things you can do, firstly you can contact the computer manufacturer support and tell them you are having the issue, or you can delete the disc partition and re-install vista from a different disc. Deleting the partition is easy and just requires software, do a google for free partitioning software and you wil find it. As for getting an IDE converotr, you might find that the laptop if its a new one, has an ATA drive and not an IDE, most of the new laptop have ATA drives installed.

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