Windows only boots if I keep the XP64 CD in the DVDROM Drive, why?
Posted on 2008-06-23
Good Morning Everyone,
I am having an issue with Windows XP 64 only booting if I keep the Windows XP 64 Install disk in the DVDROM drive. If I take it out and boot the system, it throws a NTDLR is not found error. I have changed the boot priority from CDROM to HDD and the error is given while the disk remains in the drive. It almost seems as though my system can't detect the HDD. When I installed the OS I did load the SATA drivers at the beginning of the installation. That was the first area that I suspected as being the issue. As a test, I wiped again and didn't load the SATA drivers when asked, again, the same thing with everything loading fine but I still require the CD to be in the drive. I even switched between AHCI mode and IDE legacy mode in the BIOS to see if they made a difference, and it did not. I did revert my system back to Windows XP Pro 32 and it booted just fine without the CDROM in the drive. So, I am at a stand still on this one. I am still suspecting the SATA Driver in this case, but with no luck in rollback versions or the current version drivers will the system boot.
Hardware Specs -
MB:eVGA 133-K8-NF43 BIOS REVISION E02 (8/26/2006)
HDD: WD Caviar WD800JD x 2
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