re install vista

Sony / Vaio vgn ar51j
February 22, 2009 at 02:05:04
Specs: Windows vista, 2ghz intel / 2gb

My Sony vaio vgn-ar51j's hd's just died recently so I bought a new one that appears in the bios alright.

My problem's as follow: I didn't backup or write any dvd when I bought the laptop, so I download a Vista sp1 version.

I put the disc in the player, click "Install now" and I got this message:

Install Windows

"Windows cannot the required file D:\Sources\Install.wim. The file does not exist. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070002"

Would anybody have an explanation?

Should this required Install.wim file already be on the hd?

Is there a way of getting it and installing it through the prompt command made available with the boot disc?

Any tipp will be welcome...

Kind Regards,


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February 22, 2009 at 12:56:58
You message is not very clear!
You say you downloaded Vista, from where?

Computers... designed to entertain,help with work but most of all to frustrate you!

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February 28, 2009 at 06:49:58
I didn't backup or write any dvd ...ur loosing licence privileges, call yr support for OEM-Assistance.

Error code: 0x80070002
...error message cites license-checking issue after upgrade on Dell computer
see here:
or how to try to resolve thos prob:


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