Windows Could Not Start Because of a Computer Disk Hardware Configuration Problem

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Windows Could Not Start Because of a Computer Disk Hardware Configuration Problem

  • I have a Dell XPS 400. I experienced an OS failure and could not recover using the repair option. I added another SATA hd copied my data using Norton Ghost 10 and deleted the partition with Windows installed on it using the Windows Setup option. I used the setup option to run a full format of the partition to change it to NTFS. Now when I boot the system I recieve

     

    Windows Could Not Start Because of a Computer Disk Hardware Configuration Problem

     

    Windows Media Center Edition 2005

    There is an Intel Array installed 0 Raid1 Status normal bootable yes strip n/a

    Port 0 149 GB WDD SATA

    Port 2 149 GB  WDD SATA

     

    With the windows set up I can see the following information

    -: Partition1[FAT] 55MB 47MB free

    C: Partition2[NTFS]147252MB 146667MB free

    J: Partition3[FAT32]5271MB 132MB free

     

    I also booted to recovery console from the restore cd

    It recognized two windows installations

    C:\Windows

    J:\minit

     

    I have tried running the bootcfg /rebuild option from both of these as well as the fixmb and fixboot commands

     

    I can view my boot.ini file from Norton Ghost J:\Boot.ini

    [boot loader]

    timeout=20

    default signature(e686f016)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS

    [operating systems]

    signature(e686f016)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)

    \WINDOWS="Windows Media Center Edition 2005"

    signature(e686f016)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)

    \WINDOWS="Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005"

     

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

     

    Thanks!

     

     

     

  • Please disregard after I read my own post I realized my error. Thanks!