I only have 125 points since I'm new to this site and haven't quite figured it out yet.
But heres the run down.
I have a custom built tower for a year now. I started out with 2 normal ATA100 drives in raid 0 with XP Pro installed.
I then upgraded to 4 SATA150 drives with XP Pro in raid 0+1. No problem there.
Then I get the wild hair to try some Linux distros on the two ATA100 drives. I add them in and everything is peachy. I get two flavors of Linux on the drives all OS's are bootable and I'm happy for about 48 hours when I get hal.dll errors and another that says my hardware is miss configured.
I tried recovery console multiple times. Never prompts me to choose or login to the XP installation. I try anyway to rebuild the boot.ini. Bootcfg says it can't be found. DIR shows its there. So I try to use Attrib to change the attributes. Get invalid Attrib errors.
So I rebuild the whole setup again. Same results as before. Every thing is fine for awhile and then bam hal.dll errors again.
So I decided to do it one more time and this time I walk away before the "Press any key to boot from CD" message to start the reinstall. Well I come back couple min latter and XP booted like it should. I'm thinking ok that was a fluke. So I reboot and it boots fine again. I then remember the XP CD is in the drive. I remove it and reboot again. Bam hal.dll error. I place the disk back in and hit reset it boots fine again. I try different disks but unless its the XP Disk I have hal.dll errors.
Anyone know how I can fix this as I would really like a dual boot or triple boot system. I think its got something to do with the sata drives being in a raid array but not sure.
AN8 NF-CK804 (Bios 20)
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
ATI X600 Pro VIVO 256MB PCI-X
2 512MB DDR400 CL3 PC3200 (Dual Channel)
4 250Gig WDC RE 7200 Rpm 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 (Raid 0+1)
2 80 Gig Seagate Barracuda 7200 Rpm 2MB Cache ATA100
Nvraid/NvMass Storage Driver v1.05
Lite On DVD+-R/RW-CD+-R/RW
XG Magnum 500 watt
Windows XP Pro SP2 (w/all critical updates)