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jesusmandude43
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Im having diffuculty reinstalling windows vista for my xps 420

I recentl wiped off my hard drive, including windows vista. I had the disk with me and when i put it in, nothing loads up. I cant login because it tells me no boot manager which is windows. How can i reinstall it?

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jesusmandude43
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RE: Im having diffuculty reinstalling windows vista for my xps 420

it actually says no boot device available, not bootmgr

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RE: Im having diffuculty reinstalling windows vista for my xps 420

Are you sure it's trying to boot from the Windows installation disk, and not from the hard drive? Put the Windows disk in the optical drive and reboot. Press F12 and select the optical drive from the boot list.

Ron

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Philip_Yip
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RE: Im having diffuculty reinstalling windows vista for my xps 420

See here:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/a-clean-install-of-windows/

In particular here:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/a-clean-install-of-windows/windows-vista-installation/

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

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