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    Default Downloading the Vista 32 bit

    Hi, just joined this forum. Can I download the vista 32 bit on our imac and burn it on a CD to run on my screwed up windows machine? Many thanks...

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    Yep. Use Disk Utility (included in OS X) or Burn (free download) to burn the image onto a CD.
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    Default Still a NO GO

    Quote Originally Posted by Computer Guru View Post
    Yep. Use Disk Utility (included in OS X) or Burn (free download) to burn the image onto a CD.



    The Imac burned the cd just fine (vista 32 bit) but putting the cd into the PC, I get the same old song and dance. "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key-" Looks like pure DOS lingo. Any suggestions before I set it on fire? Thanks in advance.

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    To make sure - what are the contents of the CD at the moment? What files are on there?
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    Good suggestion. Opened up the CD and the download on the desktop and there is nothing on either. WTF?

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    Sounds like it wasn't burned right.
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    You are probably right, I'll keep effin w/ it till I get it to work. Thx for your input...

    Addendum:

    Got the disk burned correctly and have spent the last 3 hours on the PC. The hard drive is most definitely toast. Wished I'd backed up 50% of my 360 Gig HD, Wah....
    Last edited by 3135x; August 31st, 2011 at 01:59 AM. Reason: Automagically-merged double-post.

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    Try booting the disc into "Command Prompt" and run chkdsk /r against your bad partition.
    If that doesn't fix things, burn yourself a live linux disc and rescue what you can of your data before you factory reset the PC
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