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Sunbuff

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After using Vista to upgrade from winXP (which went without a hitch), I immediately sent two e-mails and received three downloads from Microsoft at the same time which then advised me to restart the machine, which I did and since then Vista has refused to load. I get an error message i.e. ''Windows failed to start because the registry is missing or is corrupted''. During attempts to find the answer I discovered that neither the BIOS nor Device Manager can find the HD which is a Maxtor SATA disc model 6V300F0. I was on the phone to Microsoft support and they came to the conclusion that I needed to install the drivers for that model. I have looked at the Maxtor website but cannot find such a thing. In the meantime I have fitted a second HD, this time it is an IDE and installed Vispa on that. This works fine and enables me to get on line.
Any help will be much appreciated.
Sunbuff.:mad:
 
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Nothing you do with Windows will prevent BIOS from seeing your hard drive. How are you getting into Device Manager if Windows won't load?
 
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I Had that problem it one of micosoft update playing up cos i reinstalles and happens again but when i dopnt do updates it fine. Just download all the updates you really need. It only happen if you have raid your harddrive
 

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I should have mentioned that since the problem with the SATA disc, I connected up a spare IDE disc and installed Vispa on that, this at least has enabled me to get online.
Thanks for your interest,
Sunbuff.
 

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I see where you are coming from Ian but considering the number of security leaks that there have been, I am not sure that ignoring MS upgrades is a wise policy and is a bit like shooting yourself in the foot. Maybe I am lucky, but over the last ten years or so I have never encountered any problems with any MS downloads.
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Sunbuff.
 
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