X64 XP Only Booting From USB

Hey all,

My fresh x64 install only seems to work when my USB contains the boot.ini, and is the primary boot device. When I change it in the BIOS to my HDD, as one would normally have, I get an error about ntoskrnl.exe. I know it's not the file itself, because I can boot fine when directed via the USB. Both the C: drive and the USB have this boot.ini:

[Boot Loader]
Default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS /fastdetect
[Operating Systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="XP x64" /fastdetect

Why does it only work when run via the USB? I don't want to have it plugged in forever just to boot!

- HateDread.
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