no format option from vista install disk

leevoce

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i have just purchased vista via a download from thier site. I have a 500gb hdd which i would like to do a clean install, but when going through the install after selecting custom install a screen appears so you can select which drive you wish to install vista on, but i would like to format my drive before installing vista but there is no disk option os i can create, delete, or format my hard drive.

does anyone know why the option is not there?
 

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leevoce

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hi, on the screen where you can select the hard drive the 'drive options (advanced) is not there

also i changed the boot sequence to boot from cd, but at start up the cd drive active light flashes but it still loads from hard drive
 

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Brink

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Hello Leevoce, and welcome to Vista Forums.

What type of Vista installation disk is this? For example: OEM, Retail, Upgrade, Recovery, etc.......

What site did you download this from?

If you downloaded from your computer manufacturer's website, then it most likely will most likely be a OEM version that will only do a clean formatted install anyway.

Shawn
 

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Brink

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Strange Leevoce,

I do not know why you would not see the Drive options (advanced) in the screenshot under step 10 then. It looks like a full retail version to me from the link you provided. :huh:
 

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jonrud

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Do you get the option to delete the partition? if you do just delete it and carry on with the install that how I installed it and it works fine.
Dont forget to highlight the drive
 

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Brink

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Good idea Jonrud. That would work just fine as an alternative. :)
 

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leevoce

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i have a rampage formula motherboard, and i have installed a clean install of vista on my new hdd but when i try booting from my new hdd a message displays saying reboot from media device and restart pc, but i have vista os, and also in bios i have set the boot sequence to boot from new drive but the above message comes up, and then if i connect my other hdd which also has vista on it then a dual boot screen compes up and it will then let me select to boot from my old or new hdd,

do you know why this is?
 

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leevoce

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hi jonrud, no there is no option at all to do with managing the drives, underneath the available hdd it just says refresh, and load driver but thats it
 

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Dwarf

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Hi leevoce,

What is the make and model number of your motherboard? It could be nothing more simple than you having to provide the appropriate storage drivers.
 

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Dwarf

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Hi leevoce,

Here is a link to the downloads page for your motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support- You will need to select your OS in order to continue. The category you will require is Chipset. You can download these and place the files on a USB stick (if they are compressed, expand them first). You can then access the files at the appropriate point in installation.
 

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