Vista won't recognize a USB drive until the OS is fully loaded, it has (to
my knowledge) no provisions for loading from or to one during any point of
setup other than grabbing a driver for a RAID configuration or SATA drive.
Which, non coincidentally, may be the issue with the SATA drive. It may
require a manufacturer's driver to access it fully.
You mentioned you created these as network shares, were they attached
locally and mounted as such? or were they attached elsewhere on the network
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
"david z" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I have a vista machine with and ide drive. I have run a completepc backup
> network shares to both a usb drive and a sata drive. i hang both drives
> my new system which is sata and boot to vista dvd. When it gets to the
> of looking for my image is says there are no drives found. yet i cann see
> therm via cmd.
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