Unable to complete installation of windows

  maiden 17:25 04 Jul 2012

I have Acer Aspire 5680 laptop that had Vista Home premium running until I think I updated a driver that did not suite the machine. I bought the machine in Singapore in 1997 and brought it back to Uk and used it until it went on blink.

I bought Windows 7 and that also will not complete installation - failing in same spot. I then downloaded Windows 8 preview and again that failed at same place but this time it indicated that failed at 92% driver installation. Now I cannot update the drivers until I have Windows running. I have other test discs that enable me to run Windows XP in reduced apps and that runs Ok. I have disc that runs Linux and that runs Ok. I have checked out the HDD and wifi network and they function ok. Can anyone help please. I think it may be the sound Realtech driver but am not sure and cannot disconnect the sound card.

  spuds 17:52 04 Jul 2012

Have you tried reformatting the hard-drive, using the installation instructions?.

  maiden 12:04 05 Jul 2012

Hi and thanks for taking the trouble to read my plea. Yes I have reformatted the HDD several times. I have even gone to the trouble of partitioning the main C: drive into two separate partitions just in case there was a problem. Still no joy. I have of course made each partition active when attempting to install. Fails at same point every time. I have checked logs and see that installed OK, all files there BUT ...

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