By sunilsrane ·
Hi All,
I have a SATA HDD which had dual boot using the grub loader. The os where fedora and windows.
One fine day I get an error message booting into windows stating that ntdlr was missing. It was a while since I formatted the HDD, so i booted using the winxp cdrom drive deleted all the partions including the linux partion and installed a fresh copy of windows. The first boot into windows was fine but the moment I restarted teh system I got a "BOOT DISK FAILURE". I reinstalled windows again but the same problem persists, I tried replacing the NTLDR through a winxp cd, no change. I reset the BIOS to default and made sure only the HDD was the primary boot device still no change. I unplugged the other drives in the system, still the same problem!!! in short HELP!!!

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When setup asks for drivers

by The Scummy One In reply to SATA-DISK BOOT FAILURE

insert the disk with the SATA drivers

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Windows XP doesn't Natively Support SATA Drives

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to SATA-DISK BOOT FAILURE

To get around this problem of new hardware you need to install the SATA Drivers prior to loading XP.

To do this you need to press the F6 Key the moment that the first Blue Screen appears and then wait for the prompt to insert the SATA Drivers into A Drive. You need to copy the SATA Drivers to a floppy and make sure that you only copy the required driver like either a 32 or 64 Bit Driver to a blank Floppy without any folders.

When prompted you insert the Floppy and allow Windows to complete the install. After you install the SATA Driver the system will work properly provided that there are no Hardware problems present.


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