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Can't install Vista to new hard drive :(

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  1. Uguu

    Uguu Thread Starter

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    I've recently got a new hdd for my Fujistu systenms laptop, Ive fitted in the new one due to the old one breaking, and now I'm trying to install windows vista basic on there, but it doesn't seem to be working, the screen just goes 'operating system missing'. The cd drive makes a few noises yet not any substantial noises to it actually being read and ive changed the bios so its the dvd/cd drive being booted first, yet it still doesn't seem to be working, i also tested a windows 95 disk on there, which makes more noise as if it is actually being read, yet it doesn't even install that either, just show the 'operating system missing again'... :mad:

    EDIT: Another note, i've had a look on the box and it says that it is for 'use on one computer' I've borrowed it from a friend, who im guessing has used it beforehand, is this probably why? or shouldn't that at least show up on the computer?
     
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    If the CD/DVD drive is set first in the boot order in the BIOS and you're using an actual original Vista DVD, you should see a
    Press any key to boot from CD or DVD
    command when you boot from the DVD, regardless of how many times it's been used in other computers.

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  3. Uguu

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    Annoyingly thats not whats happening, I've also put it at the top of the boot menu, took out and put back in the hdd, and cleaned the vista disk. Still not actually showing any signs of action...
     
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