Can u help me install a oper.system

Hewlett-packard / Hp pavilion dv6000 (rg253...
February 23, 2009 at 21:35:49
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, 2 GHz / 477 MB
I RAN THE DRIVE SCRUBBER CD ON MY PC AND IT WIPED EVERYTHING OFF.NOW I THOUGHT IT WAS SUPPOSED TO MAKE THE PC LIKE NEW,BUT NOW I CAN'T DO ANYTHING ON IT.I WANTED TO REINSTALL THE OPERATING SYSTEM AND IT DOESN'T READ THE CD ANYMORE.WHAT SHOULD I DO?

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#1
February 23, 2009 at 22:15:24
OF COURSE IT'LL READ THE CD. JUST GO INTO CMOS/BIOS SETUP AND SET THE CDROM AS THE FIRST BOOT DEVICE. WHEN IT SPINS UP IT SHOULD GIVE YOU A MESSAGE SOMETHING LIKE 'PRESS ANY KEY TO BOOT FROM CD'.

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#2
February 23, 2009 at 22:20:23
yes but when i press any key it tells me it failed.

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#3
February 23, 2009 at 22:28:41
What kind of cd are you trying to boot from? Assuming the cd is bootable (and it must be since you're getting that message) then likely either the cd or cdrom is bad.

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#4
February 23, 2009 at 22:39:32
IT IS A WINDOWS VISTA OPERATING SYSTEM CD.WHAT SHOULD I DO?

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#5
February 23, 2009 at 22:51:40
A few other things before I go to bed:

Sometimes there'll be a recovery partition on the drive. It's possible your 'disk scrubber' erased it. You need to check the manual. If the partition is still there it should tell you how to boot to it. If it's not there you'll need an actual recovery disk or a vista installation cd--assuming that's what you want to install.

If the CD is a DVD from HP there may be a problem with it. I'd ordered a driver disk from HP and it was a DVD with every possible driver for several if not all of their recent notebooks. I could access the DVD but not run anything from it. I ended up downloading the drivers I needed.


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#6
February 23, 2009 at 22:58:57
Make sure the vista disk is clean and in good shape. Your system is new enough that a hardware failure doesn't seem likely. If you have other bootable disks try them. If they boot up OK then the cdrom should be good.

Also, are you sure you're pressing the right key to boot from cd? I don't remember is it's 'any key' or a specific key. What is the exact error message it gives when it fails?


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#7
February 23, 2009 at 22:59:27
THANKS FOR THE HELP I'LL TRY.

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#8
February 24, 2009 at 00:39:16
Are you trying to install Vista with only 477 MB of RAM? That will produce an error. That's not enough RAM to run Vista anyway.

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#9
February 24, 2009 at 10:28:44
i once created a big problem for myself:

my parents had a compaq presario with a recovery partition on it. I wanted to reformat so i booted from a windows install CD and deleted both partitions, then creating a single partition to install the OS to.

Somehow, this broke the hard drive. don't ask me how. but the OS wouldn't install (from a disk i use all the time) and i had to send it back to compaq.

if you have another hard drive, you could replace the one in the computer and try installing to that. that would tell you if the problem was with the install CD, the HDD, or something else.


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