My inspiron laptop stopped working and will not fully reboot. I decided to reinstall windows but it was not possible to do it using the back up vista stored on the partition. I am trying to reinstall vista using the DVD that came with it but when it gets to choosing the partition (step 4.6 on http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?docid=339949) it gives the error message:
'Windows could not create a partition on disc 0. The error occurred while preparing the computer'ssystem volume. Error code 0x80042453.'
thanks for any help