"This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk.." Can't install Vista

Discussion in 'General Technical' started by CrimsonCleaver, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. CrimsonCleaver


    Aug 13, 2006
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    Hi All,

    I have the ISO of the 5472 Beta 2 of Vista.

    I burnt two different disks, one at 4mb/s and now a new one at 1mb/s. Problem is I still get the following error message when selecting which hard drive to install from:

    "This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."

    Now this hard drive works fine, it's my spare IDE 120GB hard drive. It works great in XP. I am using this hard drive as I don't want to mess around with my XP hard drives.

    Thing is, the installation at one point started installing but failed due to a missing file, after that, I get this error, even if I format and/or create a new partition on this hard drive.

    Can anyone offer help on this?

    Thank you for your time, and any help is greatly appreciated.
    CrimsonCleaver, Aug 13, 2006
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