So I started it with the Vista DVD and went to the repair option; it claims that nothing is wrong but it still won't boot thru to Vista (unless I have the Vista disc in the DVD drive), it just brings me back to the screen about "No Active Partition". If I have the Vista disc in the drive it boots thru and allows me to login, but this is where I get another twist - in "My Computer" where it lists drives one of my drives is missing. My PC has two internal hard drives (drive 0 is C:, drive 1 is supposed to be D:, E:, F:), the problem is that D: is missing. If I go into "Disk Management" it shows that drive 1 is divided into 3 drives, but the first one doesn't have a drive letter nor can I give it one. The other two are part of the Extended Partition; are shown to be there and work fine.
So I have two questions?
1. How do I fix what it says isn't broken?
2. How do I get my D: drive back?
I saw in one of the other posts a mention of a program from Acronis, could it help or do you have a less expensive way?