Hello, I have been using windows vista up until recently. I was trying to install a new mouse and i had to keep restarting my pc from the mains. Then when i tried to load up vista i got a registry error. I figured that i had many files i did not want anyway so i decided to reinstall vista. But now i can't, it keeps coming up woth errors during installation. I tried installing xp and there is a similar problem, errors that files can't be copied etc. Also, sometimes my pc does not even detect the hard drive and i have to reboot it. How can i fix this problem? thanks
Have you ever had any clicking or other noises coming from the drive? The best option is do use a program like FDISK to delete all the partitions and then format. If you still get read/write errors see if you can get hold of a spare drive to try in it.