New second hard drive is causing trouble
Posted on 2005-02-26
I have a 3 year old Windows XP machine with SP2 installed. There are two hard drives...an 80Gb C drive for the OS and an 80Gb D drive for storage only (no OS).
Everything was working grand until I got a Maxtor 160Gb hard drive and my idea was to replace the D drive with this new one, again without an OS.
So with both drives as cable-select (I've tried the master + slave setup as well) on the jumper settings, I ran the Maxtor installation program from the desktop and it said that installation was successful. It did ask if I wanted to install the fix for the 137Gb limit, I said yes.
I then rebooted the PC and it said "Error Loading OS". BIOS recognises the drives correctly.
I then put back in the previous 80Gb D drive and this time got "NTLDR is missing" on bootup.
Can someone please tell me whats going on here? The original D drive isn't corrupt as I can access my files using an IDE/USB converter.