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Vista wont install

  • Windows Vista
  • Format
Last response: in Windows Vista
July 21, 2010 7:46:05 PM

ok so i have a laptop (windows vista) with no operating system when i try to format the drive to reinstall vista it says "failed to format the selected partition" error 0x80070057.

do i have to resort to dos? or is there something i can do with the install disk i haven't tried yet?

also i tried using the repair option doesn't do anything ether.

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July 21, 2010 8:24:31 PM

Hi takeuout,

So you removed Vista from your laptop and now want to reinstall it on the same laptop? Is this correct? Check out where someone else was having the same error message when reinstalling and follow the steps given there.

Hope this helps! Let us know...

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