Error installing vista

By mvtaylor
Apr 12, 2007
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  1. Right well once again i'm here to leech off people who know what they're doing, my apologies.

    Basically i'm installing it on a brand new computer and I get as far as the 'Where do you want to install windows?' screen. It then tells me there are no drives to install it to I have a 250GB Sata Hard drive (it's the Sata bit thats causing the problem right?).

    I tried my best at solving it and the problem seems to be that I need new bios for my motherboard (?).

    I have an Asus P5ND2 SE and assume the bios I need are version 1.04.12 from:

    http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us

    If someone can just confirm I am doing the right thing that will be much appreciated.

    From here I simply unzip them, burn them to a CD and then insert the CD when vista gets to that stage, browse for them and erm... tada it will detect it?

    I found this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928231/en-us

    I guess thats also the problem but I can't understand what it's on about...

    So erm please help / reassure me, if you need me to post more information then i'll try. Thanks in advance

    EDIT - Well I got them and chucked them on the disk but it didn't do anything... AAAAAARGH WHY THE HELL DID I BUY VISTA
  2. mvtaylor

    mvtaylor Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    You can now delete / close / ignore the topic as I finally fixed it. :giddy:
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