(UPDATED INFORMATION AT BOTTOM OF POST!)\n\nForgive me, I am completely new to Vista. This is my first install and my\nfirst look the the OS. The disc I am using is directly from Microsoft - it\nis not a pirated, downloaded or otherwise shady copy. It is the 32 bit\nedition.\n\nI have just built a computer - Gigabyte GA-X38-DS4 775 with a 2.44ghz quad\ncore, 4 gb of RAM (DDR2 PC2-8500), Creative X-Fi Fatality sound card, GeForce\n8600 (512mb) video, WD 1.0 Terabyte HD, WD 500gb HD, Asus DVD-ROM,\nWriteMaster DVD Multi Drive. You get the picture. All HD and optical drives\nare SATA.\n\nAnyway, upon attempting to install Vista on a clean hard drive (everything\nis brand new out of the box), I either get to a point where there is an error\nstating that the boot manager is missing or corrupt, or I can actually get to\nthe Windows Vista screen to install and get to the point where it is\nexpanding the files -\- when this error occurs:\n\nWindows cannot access the required file D:/Sources/Install.wim. Make sure\nall files required for installation are available and restart the\napplication. Error code 0x800701E7\n\nI have looked for the SATA drivers on the mobo disk and the only ones I have\nfound pertain to RAID, which I am not running. I want to use the 500gb drive\nas the primary (windows and applications) and the terabyte drive as a data\ndrive.\n\nWhat am I doing wrong? I don't see any place to format the drive like you\ncould in WinXP.\n\nI have tried going to the computer repair module, then to the command prompt\nand trying bcdedit as instructed in another forum. That only caused another\nerror: "The boot configuration data store could not be opened. The system\ncannot find the file specified".\n\nNow, I have restarted the computer again and attempted to install Vista.\nInstead of going to the Vista installation screen, I get a black screen with\nan error message that goes something like this: "Windows failed to start. A\nrecent hardware or sofware change might be the cause. To fix the problem: 1)\nInsert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer. 2) Choose\nyour language settings, and then click "next." 3) Click "Repair your\ncomputer." If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator\nor computer manufacturer for assistance.\nFile: \windows\system32\drivers\nvstor.sys\nStatus: 0xc0000221\nInfo: Windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing, or\ncorrupt.\n\nI have been through this same continuous loop about 10 times...a couple of\ntimes the installation looks like it's going to work until I get to the\nExpanding Files part of the vista install....then I get a BSOD about 12% of\nthe way through the expansion. The BSOD says IRQ_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL_TO. The\nonly option I have at this point is restarting the computer -\- AGAIN.\n\nI have tried using the other optical drive and there is no difference. The\ninstallation disc is clean and free of scratches.\n\nI am at my wit's end! Installing an OS should not be this difficult...but\napparently I am either missing something or I have a flaky Vista disk.\n\nPlease advise!\n\nThanks.