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Acer OS boot Partition has gone loopy

Hello, who ever is reading this.  I need some help with my laptop, i had some problems a couple of weeks ago with my acer laptop.  The hard drive went wrong due to moving some partions and it crashing half way.  I have got that sorted and have visat back on my computer, but my problems is that due to these problems i think that the partition that hold the OS is not working.  I had to download a copy of vista off the net and do it the hard way.  

What i would like to know is it possable to rebuild the acer OS partition so if i have to re-install windows again can it be done from this partition how it is meant to?

As you can guess i do not want to sent my computer back to Acer as they will want to charge me alot to do it!

I have a copy of Norton ghost drive, but after reading abit i am not sure if this is what i thought it was and if this would do the job needed.

And just to add one more thing, I do not want the acer stuff back I would like to make my own with just the OS and correct drivers for my laptop, and maybe some other system programs that I use!
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8/22/2022 - Mon

I suggest you keep the space for your data since you have already for vista downloaded.
The utility only allows you to create the disks from which to install from anyway...
And the way it is installed from Acer is not the best (FAT, 3 parts etc)..

So you would say that i should just get rid and use for other things and just run from DVD if i need to re-install?  Ok if i make the drive useable will it effect my boot drive, as it would be the first drive onthe disk, or would you say that i should make useable then move the partitions and then re-install vista??

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