Re: vista problem
You can not convert 32bit to 64bit, you'll need to reinstall. Does your cpu support EMT64?
If the disk is truely damaged contact Microsoft for a replacement.
@lukasz, I'm sure your post wasn't there when I started to reply but the time stamp says it was, weird. lol
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