No Installation from Vista Installation-Cd on empty primary partit

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Mollius, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. Mollius

    Mollius Guest

    After inserting the original Vista Ultimate the process starts with the
    Message “NTLDR is missing. Press any Keyâ€. Then “Press Ctrl.+Alt+Del to
    restart. – Then “Windows is loading filesâ€. – After this Windows indeed loads
    files but stops after one minute. A Microsoft scripture appears and then an
    empty surface. That`s all!
    And it can repeat all over again.
    How should I proceed? Thanks in advance for any help.
    Mollius, Aug 7, 2009
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  2. First of all you don't seem to be booting from the DVD... you should see a
    message saying Press any key to boot from CD....

    At that point, hit anything on the keyboard... the spacebar is usually my
    target since it's the largest one!

    Wait till it's finished it's startup, then choose to delete all partitions,
    format the drive and let Vista install itself.

    To boot from the DVD your optical drive MUST be listed as the drive from
    which to boot first in the BIOS. To get into the BIOS depends on your PC...
    sometimes it's the Del key, sometimes F2.... or sometimes other F keys, but
    try Del first (that's Delete).
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Aug 7, 2009
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  3. Mollius

    Mollius Guest

    Hallo Caro,
    Thanks so much for your help. I have done as you indicated, and a fresh
    Vista is now installed. My fault had been not to wait much longer after the
    empty Windows aereo-screen had shown up. After a minute or so I had given up.
    It takes longer.
    Still, I have another problem. Two weeks before my old system went bust I
    had, for security’s sake, copied all data on C: to an external HD – instead
    of saving them in the form of an image. This was rather stupid. How should I
    now make best use of the data? Try to copy at least some of the files into
    the newly installed Vista? Would you have any suggestion?
    Thank you once again,
    Mollius, Aug 8, 2009
  4. Mollius

    DL Guest

    Simply copy your doc files from external to the Documents folder on Vista
    (I assumed by all data on C you meant data within the documents folder)
    DL, Aug 9, 2009
  5. Mollius

    Mollius Guest

    Hallo Cora,
    Unfortunately I did not express myself clearly enough. My "DOCUMENTS" have
    been on a separate partition. With "Data" I meant all the Windows Programm
    folders and settings, also additional programs on my C: partition. Had I
    saved them as an image, there would be no problem, but in what way should I
    best copy the folders into the new Vista installation?
    Would you have the patience and look into again?
    I have looked into your website and seen how multiple and exciting your
    interests are. Congratulations!
    On a bright Sunday morning in Bonn, Germany,
    Yours Alfred Vestring (Mollius)
    Mollius, Aug 9, 2009
  6. Mollius

    PvdG42 Guest

    As you have installed Vista "clean", you must now reinstall all your
    programs from the distribution media. The installation process is required
    so that the applications are properly configured in Windows, including
    changes to the Windows Registry. You cannot copy program files folders to
    the new OS and expect the programs to work.
    PvdG42, Aug 9, 2009
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