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" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> 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?