post a list of components please.id like to know what interfaces youre using.and it would give info that is pretty crucial to diagnosing.
jumper settings on drives cab do this,not setting the bios drive boot option will do it.windows can always have a corrupt install ,any software can.ide cables bad or loose.
no sata drivers loaded with windows.bad hdd.mft is corrupt boot sector is trashed.
the list goes on.post your specs please.
Well, it boots fine when I unplug the molex from the Maxtor, but I get the same error message when I have the Maxtor plugged in.