A friend of mine who's system broke replace his motherboard with an ASRock N68C-S UCC, on this board you only have one IDE connector and 4 SATA connector. Mt friend had 2 IDE dvd-RW and 2 IDE hdd so I could not use his hardware on this board as with his older one.
I suggested to add a PCI ATA 133 IDE Card (Sillicon Image Sil0680 ATA/133 IDE controller chip)so I could used his HDD to install XP Pro.
1- The Bios detects the PCI Card and the Hard Drives
2- On installing XP I press F6 and I install the drivers
3- XP setup detects the Hard Drives and I can choose to install it on drive C:
4- I format the drive and the setup loads the files needed for the intallation
5- Everything goes fine and the computer reboots
That is when my problem starts, upon reboot I always get the messages NTLDR missing when booting from the C: Hard Drive.
The hard Drives are set as Cable Select and the C: is at the end of the cable.
I tried with only one Hard Drive connected (C:) but still get same message.
Unless I am missing or forgetting something I do not know what to do, hopefully one of you may be able to help me.
ASRock N68C-S UCC
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6ooo+
XP Pro SP2 French
Gigabyte Geforce GT 520
2 x 1gb of ddr2 533mhz
1 x 300gB HDD (C:)
1 x 250gb HDD (D:)
2 x DVD-RW
PCI ATA 133 IDE Card
Thanks in advance for any help provided.