Vista Installation Help! - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-29-2007, 10:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 5
Default Vista Installation Help!

Hi, I installed Windows Vista Ultimate on my PC:

Intel Core2Duo E6600
Kingston DDR2 667 1GB x 4
Asus nVidia 8800 Ultra
Disk 0 - Sata 300GB (Dynamic Drive)
Disk 1 - IDE 80GB (Primary)
Disk 2 - Sata 160GB (Primary)
Intel DP965LT Mainboard

After installation, because I lost my password, I tired to install a fresh copy of Windows Vista Ultimate after formatting the drive (on Disk 2). The drive is formatted to NTFS.

I get the error message:

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

I have tried the diskclean up (using command prompt) given on the microsoft acrticle:
You cannot select or format a hard disk partition when you try to install Windows Vista

vitch144 is offline  
Old 09-29-2007, 11:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
KSoD's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default Re: Vista Installation Help!

Have you tried to format that partition into NTFS with XP? Then try the VIsta install.

I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD is offline  
Old 09-29-2007, 01:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 5
Default Re: Vista Installation Help!

Okay. How do I format with XP into an NTFS patition? When I try to install XP into the system, I still get a similar error. IT keeps telling me that I wont be able to install windows xp into the selected partition! When I delete the partition and create a new one it gives me the same error! How do I format? Can u guide me?
vitch144 is offline  
Old 09-29-2007, 01:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
Everything to Nothing
Nick's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Wales
Posts: 4,053
Send a message via MSN to Nick
Default Re: Vista Installation Help!

you could format into NTFS with gparted, then try the installation again
Nick is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
10 Reasons You Don't Need Vista Today Cyber.Logan New Systems | Building and Buying 47 08-15-2007 04:31 PM
vista installation Nick Microsoft Windows and Software 6 07-26-2007 03:18 PM
Vista activation problem Max Power Microsoft Windows and Software 11 07-12-2007 03:01 PM
Vista Installation Problems nitevision88 Microsoft Windows and Software 2 07-10-2007 11:10 PM
WinXP Pro 32bit or 64 bit? ZeeLex Microsoft Windows and Software 6 04-07-2007 02:12 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:34 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.