NTLDR missing vmware

Posted on 2010-01-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-08

 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- 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, and ntldr on the root of C:

Any ideas much appreciated, thanks

Question by:dbhatoa
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    Seems you installation is not working perfectly.
    Try making an ISO image of bootable cd and then mount it.
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    You dont have the Floppy image still mounted do you? Its not trying to boot from your floppy image?
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    Did you select BusLogic as the SCSI controller type? and ensure the drive is at scsi(0:0)

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    Thanks, school boy error on my part
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    Easy to do. I was back with the answer quickly because i've been there, done that......

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