Loaded Vista Ultimate on my HP laptop (ze4800) last Tuesday (27/02) no problems, all went well, 5 days later I started getting disk read errors, now the HDD has failed. Laptop is 3 years old approx, never had any problems with it. Thought it was just coincidence, but my wife claims to have heard a radio programme claiming that this is a common occurrence - has this happened to anyone else?
Haven't heard anything about Vista doing this and if it did we would have heard of it on the Forum - which we haven't. It certainly couldn't cause a hard drive failure. Don't know what your wife heard on the radio but it can't have been that.
Kate B and Totally-braindead Thanks for your reassuring replies! I also thought it was totally impossible, but my wife is certain that that was what she heard and of course like all good husbands I believe everything she tells me!