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Old 04-18-2006, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy windows vista

i need help if anyone has any ideas please post this is my situation I use windows xp pro withsp2 as my operating system i have a partition on my drive and i tried to install windows vista build 5342 on this partition but windows vista was corrupted and it was only a partial install. I cannot delete it how do i get rid of it it does not show up on the drive i cannot find any vista files to delete it dosent show up in the boot.ini what happens is when i boot my machine it gives me a message saying that there has been a fatal system error and that my file is corrupted. then i can hit enter and it gives me a screen with two options my windows xp pro or windows setup(the setup for vista) i select xp pro and it loads up fine and im good to go but that is rediculous someone must know how i can get rid of this without formatting...pls help me
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Old 04-18-2006, 10:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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um.....shoot wat was the name of that............oh yeah, go to run and type in regedit, and try to find the Vista in their, i think its under Local Machine, not sure.

Guys u no wat i mean right, going directly into the registry and deleting it, i dunno the path to take in regedit, maybe someone here does and can explain which folders to open.
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Old 04-19-2006, 08:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Try formatting the partition that Vista is installed on.
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Old 04-19-2006, 04:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks for the posts i formatted the drive vista is on, no luck and i cant find any vista files in the registry under local machine
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try the other folders under the other HTKEYs or w/e not sure which one it would be in.
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