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Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by panicbuy, Dec 23, 2010.

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  1. panicbuy

    panicbuy Thread Starter

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    Hi iam having a few problems with my PC in which iam trying to re-install windows vista home as i want to start PC from when i had it built for me.
    Iam not very PC literate so someone might have to say things in simple terms for me.
    I do have the windows vista home disc but when i insert the disc into disc drive it sounds like its trying to read disc but nothing except the light below dvd drive comes on for a little bit.
    Ive been trying to sort this for a few days now but no luck.
    So if someone has got sometime to help me through this i would really appriciate the help
    This is my PC spec

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
    OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6750 @ 2.66GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 2046 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, 512 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 315994 MB;
    Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P5K, Rev 1.xx, MS6C7AB32112034
    Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
     
  2. captainron276

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    You might try putting in your Vista disc then restarting your computer. If I recall this should then read the disc before Windows starts and give you the option to reinstall your operating system. I'm sure someone else will have better info if this does not work for you.

    Good luck:)
     
  3. flavallee

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    If the optical drive is set first in the boot order, the computer should boot from the Vista CD.

    If the Vista CD is inserted in the optical drive within Windows, it should load.

    It's my guess at this point that the Vista CD is dirty/scratched/damaged or the optical drive isn't working properly.

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  4. panicbuy

    panicbuy Thread Starter

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    Ive checked the vista disc for scratches and all looks ok and not dirty.
    Ive also tried other disc`s in drive and no luck but PC boots up all the same
     
  5. flavallee

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    It looks like you need to replace the optical drive. If the current one is a CDROM drive, you should replace it with a re-writeable DVDROM drive so you have the ability to burn CD's and DVD's. They've gotten very cheap over the years and can be bought for $30 - $50.

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  6. panicbuy

    panicbuy Thread Starter

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    Just to let everyone know i decided to take PC to local shop for them to take a look and yes you are right new optical drive installed.
    All working much better now thanks for all your imput
     
  7. flavallee

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    Glad you got it fixed. :) (y)
     
  8. panicbuy

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    Just a quick question
    I have Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT card installed inside PC now i have re installed vista and PC is now back to original state do i need to update driver for graphics card or do nothing.
    As i said PC running much faster and all ok
     
  9. flavallee

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    If the color palette and resolution and refresh rate look normal for your monitor, I wouldn't worry about it.

    What driver version is installed?

    Just in case you decide you want to update the driver, this is the current version(8.17.12.6099) for Windows Vista 64-bit.

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  10. panicbuy

    panicbuy Thread Starter

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    Just checked in device manager and this is the version i have
    7.15.11.6906
     
  11. flavallee

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    I think you made a typo and actually have 7.15.11.6096

    7.15.11.6099 or 7.15.12.6099 is the current one for Windows Vista.

    8.17.12.6099 is the current one for Windows 7.

    You're very close to the current version, so don't worry about updating it unless you really want to.

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  12. panicbuy

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    Yes sorry typing error
    i have 7.15.11.6906 version installed so iam assuming leave it alone for now
     
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