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This computer hardware may not support booting to this disk


cucolinwin
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When trying to install Vista I get:

This computer hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.

When I press NEXT I get:

Windows is unable to find a system volume that meets its criteria for installation.

I have tried many suggestions, but no luck! thanks

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It sounds like you're doing a fresh install? Are you getting this message when you're asked into what drive to install Vista?

To me (from what you've said so far) Vista doesn't think whatever drive you're installing into is a boot device. If you only have the single HDD this doesn't make any sense...

Do you have any flash drives or external drives?

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AlienWare

AMD Athlon XP 2600, 2.09GHz

RAM 1024MB

HD 80.1GB WDC800JB-000

BIOS info: Phoenix Tech, LTD

ASUS a7n8x acpi BIOS rev 1017 Be

Nvidia- 42302e31

Let me know if more info. is needed

thanks

Does this HDD on the raid or it is normal IDE PATA drive?

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Just for more information..

1] Is the HD partitioned?

2] If so are you trying to do a dual boot?

3] If you are doing a dual boot is the partition that you are trying to install to a "Primary" partition?

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