NTLDR missing vmware
Posted on 2010-01-06
I'm using vmware esxi 3.5. I've created a 2003 vm which works 100%, however getting an XP vm to work is a real pain. First off, XP setup could not see the hard disk and setup failed. I've installed the scsi controller vmscsi-18.104.22.168 flp into the vm datastore and using a floppy got xp tor recognize the hard disk. Now when I reboot after setup I get an NTLDR missing error.
I've tried the bios defaults, no luck. within the bios the hard disk is on auto, but fails to find the drive. If I boot using the XP cd and go to the recovery console, I see boot.ini, ntdetect.com and ntldr on the root of C:
Any ideas much appreciated, thanks