Serious Vista Error

Posted: 01-09-2009, 11:43 PM

Hi Al

I have been using Windows XP for a while, recently i tried to install
clean version of Vista. All goes well until after I enter the produc
key. It comes to a screen where i must select a drive for partitioning
However it will not let me and I really have no clue why. I recieve th
error below

-"windows is unable to find a system volume that meets its criteria fo
installation"

Does anyone have any ideas

Thanks in advance for any hel

P.S I really am an amateur on PC's so please help with easy to follo
step by step instructions if possible :-

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clueless11

Serious Vista Error


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Rick Rogers
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Re: Serious Vista Error
Posted: 01-10-2009, 01:26 AM
Hi,

I can think of two possible issues:

1) You need a sata driver from the motherboard manufacturer.

2) You have a hardware raid setup in the system bios and need an appropriate
driver.

The more likely answer is (1), and what it means is that there is no native
driver in Vista for the hardware you are installing on.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

"clueless11" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> Hi All
>
> I have been using Windows XP for a while, recently i tried to install a
> clean version of Vista. All goes well until after I enter the product
> key. It comes to a screen where i must select a drive for partitioning.
> However it will not let me and I really have no clue why. I recieve the
> error below!
>
> -"windows is unable to find a system volume that meets its criteria for
> installation"-
>
> Does anyone have any ideas?
>
> Thanks in advance for any help
>
> P.S I really am an amateur on PC's so please help with easy to follow
> step by step instructions if possible :-p
>
>
> --
> clueless11
Clark
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Re: Serious Vista Error
Posted: 01-10-2009, 01:35 AM
Rick Rogers wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I can think of two possible issues:
>
> 1) You need a sata driver from the motherboard manufacturer.
>
> 2) You have a hardware raid setup in the system bios and need an
> appropriate driver.
>
> The more likely answer is (1), and what it means is that there is no
> native driver in Vista for the hardware you are installing on.
>
Is there a partition on the drive? Did you try a quick format, although
you should not need to? Check the Disk options to see if you need to
designate something.

Clark
JerryM
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Re: Serious Vista Error
Posted: 01-10-2009, 03:30 AM
Is it possible that an upgrade disk is being used?
If so, the previous OS has been erased.

Jerry

"Rick Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:eqe2HKscJHA.4412@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> I can think of two possible issues:
>
> 1) You need a sata driver from the motherboard manufacturer.
>
> 2) You have a hardware raid setup in the system bios and need an
> appropriate driver.
>
> The more likely answer is (1), and what it means is that there is no
> native driver in Vista for the hardware you are installing on.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
>
> "clueless11" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
> news:392c0a0d85243493c5aa7bfaa035130f@nntp-gateway.com...
>>
>> Hi All
>>
>> I have been using Windows XP for a while, recently i tried to install a
>> clean version of Vista. All goes well until after I enter the product
>> key. It comes to a screen where i must select a drive for partitioning.
>> However it will not let me and I really have no clue why. I recieve the
>> error below!
>>
>> -"windows is unable to find a system volume that meets its criteria for
>> installation"-
>>
>> Does anyone have any ideas?
>>
>> Thanks in advance for any help
>>
>> P.S I really am an amateur on PC's so please help with easy to follow
>> step by step instructions if possible :-p
>>
>>
>> --
>> clueless11
>
clueless11
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Re: Serious Vista Error
Posted: 01-10-2009, 10:28 AM

Thanks for the repl

Yes I installed Vista Correctly, but then repeated the installation t
see if I could free up space on my hard drive, when i came to the optio
of partitioning again I formatted the drive I previously used, whic
caused the error (previous message)

I hope my explanation makes sense :-

If your suggestion is your preferred method of chouce, what steps d
you think I could take to see if it works?

Thanks agai

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clueless11
 
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