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Problem: Vista laptop main partition was destroyed by some partitioning tool. I reformatted partition leaving the hidden partition as it was. When I boot the laptop and pressing F11 the recovery mode starts and vista is booting up. But when it tries to install it displays an error: "Error unassigning drive \"
Then I tried to install our normal image of vista via WDS (laptop has no CD-rom) Installation went well but when it tries to boot the first time I get a blue screen with error 0x0000007B. could there be a problem with the HD? Or what do you think? Ideas how to fix problem with recovery mode are preferred of course
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check in the bios if there is an option to test the harddrive.
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Reset the bios to its defaults too.
This seems to be a hardware problem ,also see if you have two memory sticks of Ram and remove one of them to see if problem persists.
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Hi,

This error always occurs while the system is starting and cannot be debugged because it generally occurs before the operating system has loaded the debugger.

This "might" point to a damaged hdd, but I usually use an XP disc to boot and format the partition to see if I receive any errors.

Hope this helps.

Cheers.
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Thanks for your help, I connected an external USB DVD-Drive and installed it from DVD. It did some disc checking and worked after. Thanks anyway
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