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Alright guys. I need a lot of help.

About a half year ago, I had to buy a second HDD to put WinXp on, becuase I was using Vista, and my schooling wouldn't install on Vista.

SO I took my pc into a shop, had the guy install a new HDD with XP on it, somehow he ended up wiping out my Vista HDD.

Well I had to get my schooling done, and never tried to work on my Vista. SO today I finally got to it.

When I go to instal Vista now it says.

windows could not assign a drive letter to a partition on disk 0. the error occurred while preparing the computer's system volume. error code: 0x80004005

So, I went back to XP messed aroundi n Disk Management, everything seems to be working fine. It looks like a normal Drive, its labeled "F:". Obviously I cannot change it to "C:" as that is the letter on my master drive.

Anyone got an idea?

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Last Post by joshSCH
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Hmm.. thats a warning error.. What exactly are you trying to do? Where have you selected to install Vista? In order to install vista, you must have a separate partition, formatted using NTFS, and a certain amount of space allocated to the OS (Vista uses something around 3 GB?).

Anyways, it sounds like you are trying to install Vista on a partition that isn't formatted correctly.. What exactly are your different partitions labeled, what are they formated in (NTFS, FAT,), and how much space is allocated to each partition.

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Well its gotta be correct format. Becuase I had Vista on there before. But I took it into a shop, to have XP installed, on the other hard drive, and he said he accidently wiped Vista from the originaly HDD, but I should have no problem re-installing -.-

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