I cant even remember how this started to happen, but I guess ill have to try to fix it someday. This day has arrived
I just cant boot my xp unles using the Hiren's boot cd option "boot xp". I have tried the 10 "Try thios 1st... try this 2nd" autofixes with no luck. When I juist boot from the main HD,There's not even a message complaining about no NTLDR or something, it just says there's no bootable OS.
have you got more then one os installed or more then one hdd installed
January 31, 2012 8:15:48 AM
OK, I tried booting from the other HD and a grub prompt appears complaining about not finding anything. When I boot from my usual drive, however, this message appears "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key". If I use Hiren's option "boot from HD (XP...)" everything's fine
you may want to check the boot order in your bios setting
it is a bit old school but have had problems with the master and slave jumpers on HDD giving this problem (tend to just pull them all out and let it use cable select
January 31, 2012 9:17:51 AM
OK Im a little clumsy, Im trying my best to make this work though . Thx for your help. I don't think it's hardware related, as it used to boot perfectly before messing with partitions and ubuntu and stuff.
I already tried tyo manually edit boot.ini without success. Same message, These are my disks as XP sees the, Sorry about my windows being in spanish.
first off do you have a windows xp install cd or just a system restor disk
want i want you to is change the Boot.ini to
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(0)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /NoExecute=OptIn /fastdetect
save boot.ini and shutdown PC
ok what i want you to do is remove all the other possable problems by unpluging all the drives and start the pc with just DISK0 (GDrive System Main) and have it pluged in to the first sata port on you motherboard
think you shopuld start a clean build of the system triple boot can be unstable at the best of times and you have got some big problems in the boot files for windows and ubuntu witch will course you problems in the long run.
what i would do is unplug you curent system drive and start a clean install XP on a 100GB partition then windows7 on a 500GB partiton and then install ubuntu as an install under windows 7 that way you should matain you boot config better
then reconect you old system drive and get the files off you need and format it of as a document drive or somthing like that