On Sat, 3 Mar 2007 23:40:37 -0000, "tonj" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>I don't know if its me but my vista software throws a major tantrum if I fit an additional hard drive. I find invariably that it
>wont boot. I can run a repair from the CD but it seems silly to have to do this. Windows XP and earlier versions just found the new
>drive during the boot and added it as another drive letter but after fitting an additional hard drive vista gives me an error page
>that says winload.exe is missing or corrupt.
I have several external hard drives. Here's what I see.
I turn on the drive (USB 2.0) I immediately get the audio ping that
Windows "sees" it, then a few seconds later it brings up a little
window in the lower right hand corner of your desktop and says it
found a new drive. Depending on how the drive it setup it will either
just show up in Explorer as a new Drive Letter or it may autoplay and
for example show a scrolling lists of files on the drive, then other
times it may present a list of options.
Ditto for internal drives if I add one, only it just adds them and
says it found them.
You're not alone though:
If you're using a SATA drive to boot off of, all bets off. Lots of
issues from Windows to BIOS to motherboard issues.