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Windows Vista Installation Problems

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Sean_F, Apr 16, 2010.

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  1. Sean_F

    Sean_F Thread Starter

    Apr 16, 2010
    I have a Sony Vaio laptop, and my hard drive got corrupted. I have purchased a new hard drive, installed it, and am now having issues installing Windows Vista Business. I am forced to boot up from the installation disk (as there is no OS currently installed). I select the "Custom - Advanced" option for installation. Then where it asks "Where Do You Want To Install Windows?" I get an error message "Windows is unable to find a system volume that meets its criteria for installation." I've found guides that say to partition the drive, but when I do that I get error " This computers hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure the disk's controller is enabled in the computers BIOS menu." But when I access the BIOS, I cant see where to enable the controller. I've also tried to load the mother board driver that I downloaded from Sony, but the computer does not recognize the file. HELP!!!!!!!!!
  2. oksteve


    Sep 14, 2008
    by coincidence I just re-installed Vista and I remember there being on one of the installation pages a troubleshooting link.

    Failing that try each option available from the installation disc.

    Alternatively see if you can get an update for your bios.

    Or try booting from safe mode.
  3. Bernardo


    Jan 8, 2006
    The hard drive must be formatted first.
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