New Video Card = New Problems
Posted on 2009-04-23
I just recently installed a new video card to my system. To be exact, it's a nvidia gtx 260 to replace my current 8600 sli setup. To put the card in I had to remove a few of my ide cables(ancient I know) from the board which were my hard drive and dvd-rw. Everything went fine and it booted up like normal but not I'm getting an error "ntldr is missing press ctrl, alt, delete to restart".
Long story short, I ended up inserting my Windows XP disk to reformat but I couldn't select a partition to install Windows XP on, almost like my hard drives aren't being read from. When I go into BIOS I can see the my hard drives are at least detected so I'm not sure what the hold up is.
I recently got a new hard drive which I'm planning on installing today but I have to grab some sata cables today, so I'm hoping that the new sata drive is going to be detected so I can clean boot.
Any reason as to why this is happening? Is the new hardware the issue or maybe even the IDE port is not working properly anymore?
ECS 650i SLI Motherboard
Nvidia 260 GTX
600 Watt Power Supply