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Problem reinstalling VISTA & problem installing Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by yigster, May 23, 2009.

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  1. yigster

    yigster Thread Starter

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    While trying to reinstall vista I get an error saying:

    To install the device driver needed to access your hard drive, insert the installation media containing the driver files, and then click OK.

    Note: The installation media can be a floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive.

    I get the same error while trying to install Windows 7. Oh also when I install xp it doesn't recognize 170GB of my harddisk. Its there in disk management but cant see it my computer. So every time I install xp I have to format that 170 GB..

    How can I solve this problem?

    Thanks for help.
     
  2. yigster

    yigster Thread Starter

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    anyone ????
     
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    First release of XP did NOT support extra large drives, install SP1 and you should see the full drive.
     
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