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IDE / SATA / Dual-boot issues XP/2K


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SkinkenDK

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Hello there.

Cutting to the chase:

I recently connected a brand new WD Raptor 36.7gb drive, to SATA1 (as the only SATA device in my machine) on my MB. I also have 2 IDE drives installed on IDE0, Master and slave.

I proceeded to install XP MCE on the SATA disk, keeping the 2K installation on the IDE disk intact.

In the transition from DOS install-styling to GUI in the XP install, I got the to ol' trusty "MISSING/CORRUPT hal.dll" error. I tried the usual bootcfg /rebuild, but it did not have the decired effect.

Here's my boot.ini

[boot loader]
timeout=1
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operation systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT=Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Recovery Console" /cmdcons

Got any ideas? Thanks in advance from Denmark
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in the process of the install, did you hit the f6 key and install the additional drivers for the SATA controller?

Are there any drivers available? What kind of sata controller do you have?
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in the process of the install, did you hit the f6 key and install the additional drivers for the SATA controller?

Are there any drivers available? What kind of sata controller do you have?


Sorry for the delay!

1. No, I did not. It worked just fine without them during install...?

2. An on-board nVidia nForce4 SATA controller

...I'm still wondering about what's wrong, can't seem to make it work. I tried installing again, no luck.

Thanks in advance

Edited by SkinkenDK, 10 May 2006 - 01:40 PM.

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please list your motherboard make and model

your harddrive make and model
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in the process of the install, did you hit the f6 key and install the additional drivers for the SATA controller?

Are there any drivers available? What kind of sata controller do you have?


MB: ASUS K8N4-E Deluxe
HD: WD Raptor WD360GD 36.7GB
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http://support.asus......K8N4-E DELUXE

read the instructions on the last page of your manual--it will explain how to make a driver disk and how to install windows

The above link will take you to the latest driver. You can download it and run the makedisk utility to create the driver disk as well
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http://support.asus......K8N4-E DELUXE

read the instructions on the last page of your manual--it will explain how to make a driver disk and how to install windows

The above link will take you to the latest driver. You can download it and run the makedisk utility to create the driver disk as well


I will look into it asap. It just baffles me that it could work during installation, and not on the dos/gui transition.

Will be back!
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it did not actually "work" during installation--it just seemed to work
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