"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read form the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware."
I copied the boot.ini (along with all the other files from the jump drive) from the jump drive to the XP partition, which gives me the boot menu from the jump drive, but it just gives me the same error message that I get when I was getting before copying boot.ini. XP is installed to the third partition of the only hard drive on the system, and the boot.ini line that I use from the jump drive is
"multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="2. GUI Mode Setup Windows XP, Continue Setup + Start XP from HD 1" /FASTDETECT".
I guess what I am asking is why the jump drive can boot XP, but the bootloader on the hard drive can't, even using the same boot.ini file, and ntloader file. What does it do differently to boot XP? I read the FAQ and specifically the section reminding users to leave the jump drive in until after seeing the Windows Desktop for the first time after the install; and I did do that. Should I rerun UNDOREN.CMD and BINIFIX.CMD again? I am pretty new to the intricacies of Windows bootloaders, and I realize that I am probably not providing enough information to help you guys answer my question, I just honestly don't know what information (log files, directory listings, etc) to include with this message. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Once again, thanks. This install program has gotten me much closer than any other XP install method I have tried over the last three days.
(edit: I do realize that other people have had similar problems to mine, but my boot.ini file has been adjusted to use rdisk(0).)
(edit2: I just found the problem, I had made a typo when adjusting the boot.ini file. Sorry for wasting space. I am going to remember to sleep on a problem before posting about it, next time. WinSeupFromUSB is awesome. )
This post has been edited by alienhunter3: 02 August 2009 - 08:27 AM