I'm trying to install Vista ,Bios problems

Toshiba Satellite l305-s5955 notebook
September 21, 2010 at 09:51:19
Specs: vista up grade, 2.2 celeron/2g
the hard drive brand new,Im installing vista on it and it come up with a : realtek problem,won't
read from optical drive and optical drive is ok,I try one more time and install it but say
that has a boot up problem, can you help me if I have to buy a new motherboard or where to get it. thanks

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September 21, 2010 at 10:13:54
Why do you want to run Vista? Go with Win 7 or stick with XP (if that's what you have). Other than that, your explanation isn't very good.

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September 21, 2010 at 11:16:20
There's nothing wrong with Vista. If you don't have Win7 and aren't interested in spending $100 to get it, Vista w/ SP2 will serve you well.

If the DVD drive isn't showing any sign of life, make sure that the computer is set to boot from the DVD before the hard drive. To do this, you'll have to enter the computer's BIOS setup. With most computers, you enter the BIOS setup by tapping the Delete, F1, or F2 key immediately after switching the power on. Once you're in, scroll through the menus until you find Boot Order. Make your CD/DVD drive 1st, USB 2nd, and your primary hard drive 3rd.

If, on the other hand, the computer attempts to boot from the Vista DVD but fails, you probably have a scratched or dirty DVD. Clean the filthy thing.

EDIT: Totally missed the realtek thing. If you're already in Windows, you probably just need to clean your Realtek CD.

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