can not install Vista due to no drivers

Hitachi Travelstar 5k320 hts543232l9a300...
September 27, 2010 at 00:48:54
Specs: Vista, 1GB
Hi, I just bought a new hard drive for my laptop, the drive is blank and it has no cd/dvd drivers so I can not install windows, the other issue I have is that I only have a set of backup disks, the backup was made from vista on the old hard drive about six months ago. I bought the computer new preloaded so no disks for the drivers. How do I get the driver onto the hard drive and if possible where I could download it, the hard drive is a Hitachi 5k320-320.. the laptop is an Acer 5338. and the dvd is Optiarc DVD RW AD-7590S-(PS). Also I have a new Windows ME OS that I bought years ago, can I install that after getting cd driver on then use my Vista backup to return Vista back onto my computer? thank you for help you may be able to give me

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#1
September 27, 2010 at 01:55:17
u don't need cd/dvd driver to be able to install windows. Why windows me? Your laptop is capable to run win 7, atleast install win xp sp3.
In bios set boot order like this (1.Fdd 2.Cd/dvd drive 3.Hdd 4.Usb etc.)

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#2
September 27, 2010 at 02:04:57
thanks tried that no joy, ME is the only operating system i have on cd, have xp but on hard disk, displaying the following

Device driver not found: 'OEMCD001'
No valid CDROM device drivers selected

The Windows Setup files were not found.

A:\>


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#3
September 27, 2010 at 03:06:19
Device driver not found: 'OEMCD001'
No valid CDROM device drivers selected

That's the error you get when trying to load 16 bit CD drivers when booting MS-DOS, something you should never see in any version of Windows from Windows 95 onwards. It is actually missing a file called MSCDEX.EXE which is loaded in the Autoexec,bat file.

So what is goin going on there is anybodies guess. Besides, if this installation was installed another computer, it is unlikely to work on any other.

I would get yourself a copy of Windows XP. Windows ME was difficult at the best of time.

Stuart


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#4
September 27, 2010 at 03:55:24
When you say backup? Do you mean an image or recovery cd?

If you had created a backup image this will have the drivers on it.

Is the cd drive seen in the bios? Is the hard drive seen in the bios?

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.


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#5
September 27, 2010 at 04:31:47
In reply to clive_pearce,I backed up my entire system, it took 11* 4.7GB dvd's to do it, I have alot of work related programs on it.... I gave the windows ME disk to the dog, I really don't think it will work now, hahahaha... If I can not figure it out I will just take to someone else, thank you...

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#6
September 27, 2010 at 05:24:45
What software did you make the backup with, and did this software create a bootable DVD ???

Maybe you just backed up the data ??


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#7
September 27, 2010 at 05:39:25
X86, that was what I was trying to find out.

Is the backup an image, if so, is the first DVD bootable?

What program did you use to backup?

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.


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#8
September 27, 2010 at 11:37:01
If the old hard drive is still usable, it would be easier to clone it, Besides most programs will not work from copies.

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#9
September 27, 2010 at 16:03:43
Thank you to all that tried to help, I have contacted the people I bought the drive from and they informed me that they sent me a faulty drive, new hard drive is on its way fully loaded with Vista as an apology for the mess around. thanks a million though.
I backed up using the vista back up program, but thats cool i can just transfer all the files I need now.

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#10
September 28, 2010 at 08:20:38
I recommend you do a clone/image of the new hard drive. I use Paragon its free.

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.


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#11
September 28, 2010 at 14:45:38
I will do that thank you for your help. You answered my next ?.

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