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can anyone help me please,

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  • Started 2 years ago by unicorn18
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unicorn18
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had computer on vista, which wasn't working. drive wiped with c cleaner and tried to install off windows disc which i got with computer. just keeps telling me no package installed. i cannot do computer speak so am stuck on a black screen. any suggestions please? or do i need to get someone in to repair?

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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unicorn18 h. Make and model of computer please. And what version of Vista is it ?

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unicorn18
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6yr old asus or acer. vista home basic. sorry will need to check. am on computer at local library. will check and repost tomorrow. thank you

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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You could try, in the meantime, booting from the installation DVD again. It can sometimes take a few goes before it installs properly.

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unicorn18
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thank you will try that.

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unicorn18
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its an acer aspire and when i go to boot menu it says missing operating system and doesnt do anything with my discs.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Just to be clear, you are trying to a clean install of Vista, yes ?
What is written on the disk(s) ?

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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You need to select CD/DVD as your primary boot in the BIOS options.

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whs
whs
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And when the CD tries to boot, watch for a message on the top the screen that says "Press any key ...."

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