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NTLDR IS Missing

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Jason S., Sep 17, 2004.

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  1. Jason S.

    Jason S. Thread Starter

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    I recently purchased a new Western Digital ATA100 hard drive for my old PIII 550mhz computer. It works great, but I could only reach UDMA 2 instead of 5. So I purchased a Promise Ultra ATA100 TX2 controller card. I installed the drivers, changed by BIOS settings to boot a bootable add-in card first, saved and shut down. I connected my cable to the card and rebooted, everything was fine and the card recognized my drive, but then went blank and posted the message that NTLDR is missing. If I connect my cable back to the motherboard I can boot just fine. Any idea what is causing this? Thanks.
     
  2. Rockn

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    Because your OS doesn't know it is supposed to boot from the new controller you just installed. I don't think that a repair installation of the OS will help out in this situation. You can however have two controllers installed but you need to tell the BIOS to use your on-board controller.
     
  3. Jason S.

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    How do I tell the BIOS to do this? I thought by listing the "bootable add-in card" first that would tell the computer to boot from the controller card first.
     
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