I have just upgraded my MS XP Home Edition using the upgrade version of Vista Home Premium. The installation went smoothly and was pleased to see the desktop appear as in XP. It then proceeded to download a couple of MS files and was then asked to restart the machine which I did. All I can get now is a black screen with the words 'Windows failed to start because the registry is missing or corrupted'. I have tried 'safe mode' but nothing happens, I have checked in the bios and the HD is not recognised. HELP! Sunbuff.
I have spent two and a half hours on the phone to Microsoft and the conclusion he came to was that the Maxtor SATA drivers were missing. I have visited the Maxtor web site but cannot locate any SATA drivers, the model of the HD is 6V300F0.
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