Ok I have been using Microsoft.Windows.Vista.ULTIMATE.x64.SP1.Integrated.November.2008.OEM.DVD-BIE for several months and have had ABSOLUTELY no problems whatsoever with this release. I recently purchased a 1TB hard drive because my last one crapped out. When I went to install vista on this new drive, I'm having problems. Nothing is wrong with my new drive because I ran all tests on it and nothing came back with a problem. Here is the problem: Vista installs fine and everything seems to works great. Vista boots to the desktop for the first time and the BIE release automatically reboots your computer after 2 minutes (I believe to activate vista so it stays activated). This is normal because I've installed vista with this DVD hundreds of times. When the PC goes to reboot, it never boots back to the desktop again! I am getting the below message right when Vista should boot ---------------------- cpi vista loader 2.1.2 done! fallback 1 find--set-root /bootmgr error 17:file not found booting windows nt/2000/xp fallback 2 find--set-root /ntldr error 17:file not found ----------------------- The only thing I can think of that is different this time around is that I partitioned this new drive because its so big. I want to have a 100GB partition and a 900GB partition. I did this during vista setup and when it booted to the desktop to the first time, I checked My Computer and both partitions were there and everything seemed fine. Then when it reboots to activate the crack, something is screwing it up. I dont know much about this stuff but I googled around and it seems to me that its a problem with the partition. Can anyone pleaseeee help. I tried to reformat again and install WITHOUT a partition but I got the same error when it rebooted after applying the patch. I've read that I need to boot from the Vista DVD and go to Repair and then command prompt and then type in "bootrec /fixboot". This fixes everything and Vista boots but without the patch I think because then it says that Vista has 29 days left to try!! Is there anyway to have My 1TB drive partitioned (C) 100GB (D) 900GB and get this Vista to boot properly????