When you said you "try to tell it to download Vista" did you really mean
you're just trying to start the installation process from the Vista DVD?
Because you can't download something from the Internet without a functional
Maybe it's asking you for a driver disk for your hard drive. What make/model
of PC is this? What is the make/model of your hard drive? If it's SATA or
RAID, you may need to provide drivers before Windows install can continue.
What keys are you pressing after the initial boot from CD? Maybe you are
pressing the key (sorry, I don't remember off hand which one it is) that
forces the install to stop and ask for a driver.
"Kristi via WindowsKB.com" <u35044@uwe> wrote in message
> Thank you Tim for your reply. Yes, I did mean the bios screen. I did get
> the system to boot up from the cd but when I try to tell it to download
> again, it says I need a CD/DVD driver which I have no clue where to get.
> don't have any discs I can use. So, I don't know how to format otherwise.
> Tim wrote:
>>You said you "did try to go into dos...". Did you really mean to say you
>>went into the PC's BIOS setup? If so, and you really didn't find an option
>>to change the boot order (must be an older PC) then you need to boot from
>>floppy that loads CD-ROM drivers. I remember the old Win98 setup floppy
>>that. You can also make your own if you have the drivers and a way to sys
>>>I have gotten some viruses on my computer and I have done rescans on
>>> everything but I think it went too deep to recover from. Some issues I
>>[quoted text clipped - 14 lines]
>>> offer that option. I am lost and any help to get my computer
>>> would be great.
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