XP Fresh Install Problem
Posted on 2010-11-18
I have a problem that I cannot, for some reason, get through.
I have a client for whom I am doing a fresh XP Pro SP2 install on s Dell Optiplex 330 after discovering the original disk was suffering hardware failure. I am using what I believe is the OEM XP disk that came with the system.
I'm replacing the original 160 GB SATA drive with a 500 GB SATA drive.
I ran the clean install as expected, but after the initial reboot, I get the3 following error:
Windows could not start because of computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and hardware reference manuals for additional information.
I've run bootcfg, which gets me to c:\Windows boot choice, but it fails as above when the OS is selected. I also redid the3 install partitioning only 120 GB for the boot partition to avoid any large disk complications.
I'm frustrated that I must be missing something fundamental.
I've done a lot of XP installs, and this is a new one.