trying to fresh install vista on acer laptop

  Smokeyone 14:04 19 Oct 09

After loosing count of the number of times I have tried to fresh install vista on an acer 5315 I am hoping this forum might have some suggestions.
Finally figured out it is a sata drive, downloaded file from acer site and used flash usb to try and load - no luck. Changed bios to ide - still no luck. Acer still cannot find hd. Next partitioned off the c drive now called disc O and win can find it - thinks about it for yonks then says I have outdated driver and to go to manufacturer site which is where I got the driver from in the first place. Also tried the intel site for their chip driver but no record. Motherboard says it's made by acer so I am really stuck. Laptop seems to have only a C drive and is full of junk. Any help....

  woodchip 14:53 19 Oct 09

So whats wrong with doing a Acer Restore?

  Smokeyone 15:01 19 Oct 09

I think the previous owner changed the acer drives/deleted them...there only appears to be a C drive -

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