Having difficulties reinstalling Vista

March 27, 2010 at 18:36:07
Specs: Windows Vista
Okay so my computer crashed and I'm trying
to reinstall windows.Hmm, not really sure how
to explain this >.<
My computers not running the disk at start up
and my keyboard doesnt run when its starting
up at all so i dont know how to change the
settings to where it will run the disk..

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March 27, 2010 at 23:04:09
HollyBear, have you changed the boot order in your BIOS so it looks at the CD drive for info? At bootup (on that first screen) there's info on how to enter BIOS.
Ed in Texas.

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March 28, 2010 at 07:00:46
mmm Ed is correct in his suggestion to perhaps check/change boot order to boot from the CD... But first...

What make/model is the system; and is the disk you have a full version (or Upgrade) Vista disk; or is a Recovery disk (that came with the system? And do yo have personal files, data etc. on the system as is/was that you would like to preserve/save?

If you don't have a full (or Upgrade) version disk then likely you have a Recovery disk. And it may well be that there is a Recovery procedure you can use that doesn't require to boot/use that Recovery disk. All depends on the make/model involved here... On many sytems there is an F-key routine one uses to run a Recovery process (utilising infor on the hard drive.)

This process may have a couple of options - full reset/restore to delivery status; or a partial restore. A full rest/restore "will" erase/lose all data etc. you have on the system at the time... - which means all your personal files etc. will go... So again make/model etc. before you go any further.. It may be possible to recover/save your data first then rebuild the system one way or another...

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