Vista Upgrading Problem

  sunbuff 10:00 07 Feb 2007

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!

  pk46 10:04 07 Feb 2007

Put the windows Vista disk back in reboot and choose repair windows.

  sunbuff 15:29 07 Feb 2007

Hi pk46!...I have already tried your suggestion but failed to work because it could not find Vista. Thank you for your interest.

  freaky 18:49 07 Feb 2007


  sunbuff 09:48 08 Feb 2007

Freeky...Sorry but your message did not come up properly, would you mind sending it again please.

  freaky 11:23 08 Feb 2007

I put ^^^^^^ to bump the thread so that it would appear in My Postings to keep track of the subject.

I regret that I am unable to offer any help at this stage. But hope you successfully resolve the problem.

  Forum Editor 11:29 08 Feb 2007

from Consumerwatch.

  sunbuff 14:52 08 Feb 2007

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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