My first attempt to install vista turned out to be nothing but problem after\nproblem. I am installing on my main machine on a secondary hard drive that\nhas no other operating system on that secondary. When I tried to install\nvista booting to the installation dvd I recieve a message when selecting\npartition to install it on that dialog screen I recieved no partition meets\nthe requirments to accept the install. This is a IDE western digital formated\n40 GB hard drive. I've tried reformating, repartitioning and reinstalling\nwith no success. I have even tried a different hard drive. So I attempted\nthe install from my XP pro OS and the installation would get to the expanding\nfiles part and freeze or randomly reboot without continuing the installation.\nAfter some research I found people were able to circumvent this problem with\ninstalling vista from xp pro safe mode. So I did this and it was a success.\nOnce it rebooted I recieved a error message from the new vista boot manager\nbootload.exe is corrupt. Once again I did research and found that if you do\na startup repair from the installation DVD it would solve this issue. Once\nthe startup repair completed I did a reboot and got another error message\nfrom vista boot manager \boot\bcd cannot be found, unable to load vista. At\nthis point I no longer can select my XP Pro option so my computer is dead in\nthe water. I am not able to find any info on this \boot\bcd cannot be found\nissue. Anybody have an suggestions or similar problem? I plan on doing that\nboot\fixntfs -xp loader to get my xp pro installation back. But I would\nstill like to get vista running. Any suggestion would be greatly\nappreciated. Thanks in advance.