how to install windows vista on a laptop with no operating system

By nivee.84 ·
actually when i was formating my laptop it asked for restart n after that restart the installation process totally stopped. now my system is showing error no operatong system found.
so in this condition how to install back my operating system?

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Boot with the install DVD in the optical drive ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to how to install windows vi ...

The laptop should detect the Vista Install DVD in the drive, and boot from it automatically.

You'll need to make sure the BIOS is set to boot from the CD/DVD ~before~ the Hard Disk Drive.

Formatting a hard drive shouldn't involve a call for a restart. Why are you reinstalling the operating system?

What was the problem that brought about the need to reinstall?

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by nivee.84 In reply to Boot with the install DVD ...

actually it was only getting started in safe mode n showing physical memory dump crash wen windows started normally n also till then my installation dvd was also not getting detected.
then suddenly by chance installation dvd got detected n i started installing through f drive.
but then during formating after collecting information n copying of files it got restarted n then i think again it could not detect the dvd or dont know if some other problem exists.
after all this wen i go to set up n give systen check it shows media failuare n no OS found.

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Let's have some information to start with ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to ..

What kind of computer do you have? - Is it a desktop machine or a laptop?

What is the make and model?

If the system was only capable, previously, of starting in Safe Mode then clearly there was a problem with the installation at that time. There is a possibility that you may have had an infection from some form of Malware (Spyware or Virus or Whatever).

Many infections can survive a standard Windows FORMAT, remaining on the hard drive. You might be better to completely WIPE the hard drive BEFORE attempting to install Vista. To do this you can use DBAN:

If you have a floppy drive you can use that version, otherwise you can burn it to a CD. Either way you boot from the DBAN disk/disc and let it run its' course. Depending on the size of your hard drive, the time it will take will vary but you can assume it will take at least a couple of hours. It'll write and re-write and re-write every single bit of the hard drive with zeroes and ones, killing any virus that may have existed.

Once DBAN has finished you may well find that this intermittent recognition of the DVD drive will have been cured also.

At that stage, post back and we can take it from there.

There is little else you can do at this point since all that is on your hard drive is a failed installation. Whatever you do, you will have to install again and it might as well be onto a known clean hard drive.

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