I am running Vista x64 Ultimate & other apps on a 150GB WD Raptor. Storage is taken care of by 2 x 1TB WD SATA2 drives in a RAID 0 setup.
I noticed that the file "msdia80.dll" is installed in the root of the storage drives.
I googled around a little and found this MS Hotfix: FIX: The Msdia80.dll file is installed in the root folder of the boot drive when you install the Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package by using the Vcredist_x64.exe file or the Vcredist_ia64.exe file
that addresses a similiar, but not exactly the same problem. In that fix they want you to move the wayward "msdia80.dll" into the path \Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VC\ . My problem is that I have all of that path with the exception of the \VC subdirectory.
Can I manually create the subdirectory, move the file there and procede with the MS fix?
I would leave the file where it is but I am thinking about uncoupling the two 1TB drives from their RAID 0 and instead using them as discrete drives. I suspect there will be a little collateral damage to any files on these drives when I uncouple but the machine is brand new and there isn't much stored there yet.
Thanks for any insights or suggestions that anyone wants to throw my way.