Windows Vista Installation Problems

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Sean_F

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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!!!!!!!!!
 
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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.
 
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