Would appreciate any help asap... here`s the problem-
My girlfriend recently bought a Dell Dimension 9100 and after setting it up for her thought id hook up one of my 3 hard drives to copy some stuff over.
My disk is a standard IDE connection and hers are raid so i disconnected one of her CD drives and used that connection assuming that her copy of XP home would simply detect that as a new drive and all would be good. Wrong.
On boot up the error msg " NTLDR missing press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart" appears and wont get past that.
I have checked the BIOS and the disk is being detected and the boot sequence is as it should be.
I use XP Pro on my machine and have connected this disk with an old Win98SE machine several times without a problem so why wont XP Home allow it??
Any thoughts would be appreciated...
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Actually I think "Andy Man" has the right Idea, if the two Raid drives are SATA then it is definitly set to boot IDE first in the BIOS.
this might have been done by D.E.L.L. to simplify things as the cdrom was conected to that previously.
(of course I could be wrong)
Athlon T-bird 1.4Ghz @1.56Ghz with no additional cooling
MSI K7T Turbo LE W/ Raid
1GB PC133 RAM
Nvidia Geforce4 Ti 4200 128MB
Sound Blaster Live! MP3+
TDK 32X10X40 CD Burner + DVDROM Drive
LIAN LI Aluminum Case
300W Power supply
Had a good drink so I hope I make sense lol.
Think you may be IDE raid, if the Raid drives are not on IDE 0 and 1 then tell the Bios to boot not from IDE O but from the first IDE on the Array, not knowing your board I would point towards IDE 3 missing your H/D.