I recently replaced a faulty hard drive with two hard drives that I then raided (1) together and installed Windows XP on about a week ago. Since then, I have always received this error:
Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from selected boot disk. Check boot path & disk hardware.
Please check Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals.
Things I have tried in Recovery Console:
- FIXMBR does nothing.
- FIXBOOT says it created a new boot sector but does not fix anything.
- I can add new bootloader configs with BOOTCFG, but I can't remove configurations. How do I remove the old config to see if that's what's causing it?
- The boot configuration that my Windows XP installation creates has parameters /noexecute=optin and /fastdetect. I cannot erase this configuration with BOOTCFG, I can only create new configurations.
I know that these hard disks work 100%. Is there a way of booting into Linux and trying to create a boot sector or fix the master table record that way since FIXBOOT and FIXMBR seem to do nothing? I could also use fdisk to remake the partition if needed. If I have to, I'll boot up a Live CD and change Boot.ini myself, but I don't know if even that would work.