Laptop refuses to install Windows Vista

By FloppinFlush ยท 4 replies
Apr 4, 2011
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  1. Hi

    My laptop is a fujitsu siemens esprimo mobile v55
    Trying to install vista home premium from a recovery disc which ive used plenty times on this laptop.
    due to it BSOD'ing 24/7 i decided to wipe it.
    about 5 mins into re installing windows i got the BSOD again and now when i try to boot i either get a message saying disk partition successfully cleared the disk and then it crashes and restarts or it says disk drive not found
    90% of the time it wont load the disc up my disc drive just makes the sound as if its spinning up then stops again.
    after this i tried to DBAN it and that doesnt even finish it just sticks on a black screen with i386_start_kernel

    Any idea's on how i can fix this would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    This sounds like it might be a harddrive issue. What is the make of your harddrive and do you have access to another system?
  3. robin_bga

    robin_bga TS Rookie Posts: 171

    Hi Floppin,
    Just go to the Computer shop and buy you self a new HARD DRIVE, hook it in and you are good to go....
    Hope that helps...
  4. FloppinFlush

    FloppinFlush TS Rookie Topic Starter

    erm i have no idea what kind of hard drive it is anyway to find out without opening my laptop? and yeah i have access to another system luckily :)
    im now getting BIOS shadowed and cant enter setup + it wont boot discs now :/

    The hard drive in it is less than 2 months old surely i shouldnt need a new one already?

    Took my hard drive out its a western digital scorpio blue SATA 250gb
  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Western Digital makes a harddrive diagnostic utility that is free. I suggest running the utility on your harddrive. Make sure you especially run the long test.

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