In news:firstname.lastname@example.org oups.com,
> After a PSU/Motherboard problem, my computer has been rebuilt
> with a
> new mother board. I'm now trying to reinstall Vista.
> I've given up trying to install to an existing partition on
> he hard
> drive (where the system was previously) as the previous
> system there
> cannot be recognised even though all the files could be read
> when the
> drive was loaded to another machine.
> I have used diskpart to clear down the disk and have
> reformatted it to
> a single 75GB partition. It is the only disk on the system,
> but when
> I try to install Vista I first get the message 'This
> hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure disk
> is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu' and then 'Windows is
> unable to
> find a system volume that meets its criteria for
> I have looked at KB925481, but that refers to there being
> disks which is not the case here.
> Winfast Motherboard MCP61SM2MA-ERS2H (not ERS2HV - could
> that be
Any USB drives or card readers connected while you're trying to
install Vista? How about a printer with a card reader? The only
items that should be connected are the mouse, keyboard, and
monitor. See if any of the information in these articles is
Error message when you try to install Windows Vista: "Windows
is unable to find a system volume which meets its criteria for
You cannot select or format a hard disk partition when you try
to install Windows Vista
What exactly was the nature of your "PSU/Motherboard problem"?
I'm guessing that you're using the same HDD from the earlier
installation. Have you run any tests to check the integrity of
this drive? A PSU failure can do some serious damage to any
component connected to it including a HDD. Any chance of trying
the install on a different HDD?