My computer had Vista installed when I bought it 2 years ago. Having crashed the system I am trying to reinstall Vista but at the start of the install it tells me"Windows is unable to find a system volume that meets the criteria for installation" Following advice I've deleted the partition on my HDD and left it unformatted. ie it remains as unallocated space. I still get the same message. Any idea what the message means.
Hi Steve Thanks for the advice. I visited the UBCD website and the impression I get is that I need a functioning OS. My machine now has absolutely nothing on the HDD and no OS. Any suggestions on how to check the HDD? It seems to format OK using the Vista installation DVD. Could my problem be with the HDD driver?
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