I can't install Vista Home Basic Edition to a HARD disk formatted my installation disc

My computer crashed by a virus. I removed the hard drive, hooked to my Windows 7 computer and formatted the hard drive. I tried for days now all possible variations in the installation menu and it fails every time! Urgh! Very frustrating!

The disc was sent to me by Microsoft a couple of years with a product key. How can I make this work? Please...!


I was on it for a week now. I tried all the bloody configurations that I could think of!

I'll try what you suggested for the tenth time now - it fails every time! I find myself with a message in the upper left corner of the screen: white all type of small letters on a black screen: "no partiton bootable in the table" - no "partition", but "partiton. Just before comes up and locks the computer I see a flash of blue screen that tries to restart the computer. The Bios can be damaged by a virus? If so - how can fix this?

Too bad... Thanks for the reply, Walter. You made me think in a different direction, that is to say, I realized that the virus was in the CMOS. So I simply removed the battery and moved the RTC Ram rider to clear the clock, so to speak. Boom! It worked! Computer has started in the setup of Vista no probs... 1 million thank - you.

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