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    Installation nightmare

    I'm having a real problem trying to install Vista. During installation, the laptop reboots (as it's meant to) but the installation process starts over.
    I've got a single hard drive, with 2 partitions. One partition has Media Center edition, and the other partition is free (where I keep trying to install vista). In BIOS, I've made my dvd drive as the only bootable device. When it reboots, it says "press any key to boot from cd". If I do this, it restarts the installation from the beginning. If I dont press anything, then the screen eventually goes to a screen which asks me too choose an OS to boot (MCE or Vista).

    I burnt the Vista Image file with Alcohol 120%.

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    Why not remove the cd from the DVD drive?

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    You've not really said what your problem is.
    Why dont you select Vista at the boot menu ? - if somthing goes wrong after this point, what is it ?
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    The problem is that the installation never completes. After it reboots, the installation starts from scratch.

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    On reboot try setting it to boot from your hard drive rather than the CD/DVD drive.

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