Re: external hard drive compatible w/ Vista Home Basic SP 1
i had the same problem. turned out to be problems with the msvcrt.dll module. dont ask how that was the cause, but a quick rollback and it was fine. the problem occcurs when it doesnt automatically update, and when you install a program, 9 times out of 10 it will try to update mscvrt.dll, to a version(sometimes a custom one)thats compatible with it. this in turn creates a whole lot of other compatibility issues with other programs that dont even have anything to do with the prog. so, have you installed a program while everything is fine, then 1 or 2 days l8tr if screws up? mby thats your prob. also about the boot from an external issue, i dont have much exp with the subject but i would say its a BIOS thing.