Vista wont install Tags: Windows Vista Format Last response: July 21, 2010 8:24 PM in Windows Vista Share takeuout 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. More about : vista wont install cassandraf_winteam 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 http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/itprov... where someone else was having the same error message when reinstalling and follow the steps given there. Hope this helps! Let us know... Cheers, Cassandra Microsoft Windows Outreach m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Catalyst Control Center wont install properly on new Vista Install..... Forum New install of 8.1 boots and runs fine however Vista now won't boot, not even in safe mode. Forum SolvedVista 64 wont install updates Forum Windows 7 8 vista wont install on 64gb ssd drive anymore Forum Why wont vista install Forum Laptop won't auto detect and install HP6500 on Vista SP2 Forum Why wont vista install on my computer Forum Vista wont install Forum Vista wont let me install the new drivers Forum Installed a GTX 750Ti and now Vista wont boot Forum Vista home premium random crash.. wont install updates Forum PC is dead (Vista won't install) Forum New Motherboard, Vista and Win 7 won't install Forum Vista64 Install Won't Recognize Samsung SH-S222 Forum Vista won't install on new Sata drive Forum Vista Ultimate 64 won't install Forum Vista Install Hangs up then wont see my HD!!!!??? Forum BIOS Sees HD's but Vista install wont... dead HD? Forum New motherboard vista won't install !!! HELP! Forum Vista Ultimate x64 BF@ won't install Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows Vista categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !