There was no error message with the code, but I believe it signifies the "INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE" error.
It is a Seagate Barracuda 250GB SATA HDD connected as SATA1 master. There are 2 partitions on this drive, one with Windows Media Centre Edition, and one with XP Pro. I can boot to the XP Pro partition, and I have run chkdsk on the Media Centre partition, with no errors, and I can access all the files on the partition as well.
The boot.ini is correct, but I have tried bootcfg /rebuild and fixboot from the recovery console anyway, and I still cannot boot. I also have a Maxtor SATA drive connected to the "SATA3" port on my motherboard, which appears as SATA3 Slave in the BIOS/CMOS (can't remember which menu). I didn't think SATA could be master/slave but that's what the BIOS says. The other options in the BIOS are SATA2 Master, and SATA4 slave - which should my second HDD connect to - master or slave?
Anyway the other drive is not the issue, because I still get the error when it is completely disconnected. I cannot boot to my Media Centre partition with the drive connected to any of the 4 SATA ports, but I CAN boot from the XP partition.
I am baffled as to why this has suddenly occurred!
Edited by tomdrayson, 29 April 2006 - 12:15 PM.