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Vista Not liking Multiple drives?

  1. #1


    ebonwolf Guest

    Vista Not liking Multiple drives?

    Well, I got a copy of Vista Ultimate yesterday, and had quite a bit of
    trouble isntalling it. I eventually got it to work, but I had to unplug two
    of my hard drives, tog et Vista to even install.

    My question is, is this just a problem with Vista Ultimate, or is it the
    case for all versions of Vista?


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  2. #2


    Jane C Guest

    Re: Vista Not liking Multiple drives?

    What type of hard drives? SATA and IDE? Which ones did you have to remove?
    Do you have a RAID controller that would require a driver?

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    "ebonwolf" <mwfisher@houston.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:OP$b3ApRHHA.4448@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Well, I got a copy of Vista Ultimate yesterday, and had quite a bit of
    > trouble isntalling it. I eventually got it to work, but I had to unplug
    > two of my hard drives, tog et Vista to even install.
    >
    > My question is, is this just a problem with Vista Ultimate, or is it the
    > case for all versions of Vista?



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Richard Urban Guest

    Re: Vista Not liking Multiple drives?

    On some M/B's with an early implementation of SATA (such as mine) you will
    have to unplug any IDE drives to install Vista to a SATA drive. Vista will
    try to write boot code to the first available IDE drive, instead of placing
    it all on the SATA drive where it should reside.

    It's not a Vista problem. It is a problem with my M/B, and those of many
    others with older computers.

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    "ebonwolf" <mwfisher@houston.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:OP$b3ApRHHA.4448@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Well, I got a copy of Vista Ultimate yesterday, and had quite a bit of
    > trouble isntalling it. I eventually got it to work, but I had to unplug
    > two of my hard drives, tog et Vista to even install.
    >
    > My question is, is this just a problem with Vista Ultimate, or is it the
    > case for all versions of Vista?



      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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