new system, installing OS problem/question

i just put together a new system, loaded the vista cd, trying to install on one of the drives but it says its not a comatable drive for instalation.. its also unallocated? im new to this btw.

did i forget something like formatting the drives, something with the bios before I would install vista?
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  1. Post the specs.

    FYI, you don't need to format/partition prior to xp/vista/2k install. The install includes a utility that will partition & format the drive AFTER you specify the location.

    Maybe you need to set up bios to boot from: CD/DVD, FLOPPY & last HARDDISK.
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