"Night Keeper" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I found that even if you download and install your motherboard drivers
>after installing Vista, they don't replace the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers.
>Extract the drivers to a folder, open the control panel, expand the IDE
>ATA/ATAPI controllers. Start from the last controller on the list, right
>click and choose "Update Driver Software...", then "Browse my computer for
>driver software". On this window choose "Let me pick from a list..." then
>Have disk if the driver is not list and browse to where you extracted the
>drivers. I have an Nforce 4 board and had to install the drivers for the
>last 3 in the list (don't reboot until you update all 3 drivers) when
>Windows starts back up it will reinstall your hard drives and CD/DVD drives
>and will need to reboot one more time. Done!
I'm using an NForce 4 board and the stock drivers that Vista installed work
great. I found in the past ( as did many other users) that the stock drivers
( In XP) were actually faster and less trouble prone than the Nvidia IDE
drivers. The Forums at places like http://www.guru3d.com/
are full of stories about
corrupted drives and lost data using the NForce IDE drivers. In your case
apparently they were needed to solve a problem but unless there's a problem
with something using the Vista supplied drivers I would not install them.
As always YMMV,