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post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by Choggs396 View Post
You just need to do a complete, fresh reinstall of Vista. There could be a million things wrong with your PC that are just too long to get into right now. But I can almost guarantee you it isn't Vista itself. Your computer's specs are more than enough to run Vista at it's full potential. Don't just assume if your computer is running poorly it's because of your OS. With that attitude, you'll never get to the root of the problem.
i agree totally
post #12 of 13
what does the bsod say?
post #13 of 13
I know this is a late post, but I had a similar problem this week when trying to re-install XP on a laptop with a sata HD for a friend of the family.

I think you need the sata HD drivers, which you can download from the manufacturer's website. I think I had to open the back of the laptop and remove the drive to confirm the model number - although that could have been for the diagnostic software.
*** UPDATE - The drivers should be from the HP site, or motherboard site.***

Ideally, you would have a floppy drive and a floppy with the drivers on. I think you press F6 as Windows setup loads.

Alternatively, you could Google 'nlite'. This is software to get around the lack of a floppy drive.
*** UPDATE - According to various forums, this looks like the way to go. And the software is 'Nlite' not 'nline'. Sorry.***

Long story short, I cannot confirm if any of this works. I gave up and installed Suse 10.3 Gnome, with Amarok for their music and Skype for calls. Thankfully, wireless worked. The laptop owner is not a power user. The laptop is running slow on 512 MB, but if it works out I will add more RAM. I am crossing my fingers that they can survive a switch to Linux. So far, so good.

With regard to the comments about Vista not being the problem, that does not match my experience.

Hope that helps,

Joe
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