I have a Compaq Presario...about 3 years old. Win98Se was loaded, upgraded to XP Pro. All ran fine for a year. I think the HD died.
Installed new HD-Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 80gb. Ran the xp setup from disk. All seemed to load properly. Rebooted machine, Compaq screen came up, then the following message:
NTLDR: couldn't open drive,multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)
When running set up, I did not run any special SCSI driver during set up. Ran XP Repair console and found Boot list, and can see files in DOS mode.
How do proceed? Bios issue, SCSI driver issue, IDE cable issue, Pin configuration on HD, ? I am lost....