Clean install

Discussion in 'Installation & Compatibility' started by finfrog, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. finfrog


    Dec 28, 2012
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    I aquired a HP Compaq nc6400 laptop from work with no hard drive installed.
    I have since purchased and installed a 500 Gb hard and a Vista 32 bit OS.

    When i turn on with the disc in the drive, Vista goes through the initial information gathering then starts to install.
    At first re-boot however, I get the message 'A disc read error occured - Ctrl, Alt, Delete to restart' and on re-start I keep getting the same message.

    The machine previously worked on XP Pro with no problems. I have also checked the HP support site and it does say that Vista 32 bit is supported by the machine

    Am I missing something ???

    Any guidance/advice greatly appreciated

    finfrog, Dec 28, 2012
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