NTLDR missing vmware


 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, ntdetect.com and ntldr on the root of C:

Any ideas much appreciated, thanks

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Neil RussellConnect With a Mentor Technical Development LeadCommented:
You dont have the Floppy image still mounted do you? Its not trying to boot from your floppy image?
Seems you installation is not working perfectly.
Try making an ISO image of bootable cd and then mount it.
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Did you select BusLogic as the SCSI controller type? and ensure the drive is at scsi(0:0)
dbhatoaAuthor Commented:
Thanks, school boy error on my part
Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
Easy to do. I was back with the answer quickly because i've been there, done that......
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