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H. When i insert the WIn Vista Home Premium cd into my drive and followed all instruction. Then when i entered the screen where they ask me where to install my drive, i went to advanced management and tried to format it to no avail. The problem is that the word "format" was not highlighted and cannot be clicked in any way. Moreover, after a few times of trying it over and over again, i get a BSOD saying "MEMORY_MANAGEMENT".

1) How do i format my drive?
2) What is this memory management?

Thanks.
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post #2 of 41
Your supposed to boot off the disc dude.
 
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post #3 of 41
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What you mean boot off the disc?
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post #4 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
Your supposed to boot off the disc dude.
Indeed, the you can Format your drive. Then your memory problem is also solved I think. But I don't know what it means. Just try.
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What you mean boot off the disc?
Stick it in your drive and restart your PC, it will then ask you to press a key to boot off the disc.
 
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What you mean boot off the disc?
Restart PC and go to BIOS or press F8 to start from CD, then install and format.
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post #7 of 41
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I see. Okay. Now i'm desperately putting a Win XP cd and formatting it from there. Let me try the f8 Way.
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post #8 of 41
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Wait. I don't understand. I choose f8 and select my drive, they say bootmgr is missing... How?
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post #9 of 41
you need to go into the BIOS by hitting F1,F2 or Delete right when you turn the computer on and then you into the boot menu and change the order of the boost,you will need you put CD-ROM in the first boost slot and then restart the computer with the vista disc in the drive.It will then boost and the come to a part where it reads the disc and it say hit any key to boot for CD or DVD,they hit enter and to should load the disc and and is easy for there.I will aslo have a part in the vista set up where it will have the option to format the drive.you do that then you install it and it will do some stuff.then reboot and it will finish the install.
    
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post #10 of 41
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EDIT: Wait. My CD rom IS my first boot device. And second is my HDD. How come i cannot format my drive in vista? I see the drive, i can do advenced settings, but i cannot click the "format" option. They are not highlited.
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