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Problem installing Vista 'Windows could not determine if this computer contains

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by MSantana, Nov 9, 2011.

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  1. MSantana

    MSantana Thread Starter

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    Hey guys,

    So I have been trying to install Vista on my PC using my Iphone as a flash drive and booting the setup from there. Everything works fine until I come to the window where you have to choose which partition to install to, my options are either:

    DISK 0 PARTITION 2 Total Size: 35.1gb Free Space: 35.0gb (LOGICAL) or
    DISK 0 PARTITION 3 Total Size: 35.6gb Free Space: 35.5gb (PRIMARY)

    Selecting either one of these partitions and clicking next causes a pop up saying 'Windows could not determine if this computer contains a valid system volume' then the setup fails!

    I have googled this but can only find suggestions to take out the USB or change boot priority in BIOS. I cannot do this without my Iphone/USB being plugged in as this is where windows boots from.

    Does anybody have any idea's how I can work around this as i need to get my PC back up and running ASAP!

    Thanks
     
  2. shadow6224

    shadow6224

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    Hello,
    first off, why are you booting/installing Windows Vista off of your iPhone?
     
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