I have tried to do what it says on the microsoft page but when I type fixboot or fixmbr I get command not recognised internally or externally so looks like no joy and it is driving me crazy, also I think this happened when I loaded the new intel x38 from the download page as I get a mesage with intel matrix etc after prost bios page and then then the widows load page with no green bar and just restarts
Hi no it was just one drive, but in bios it does state raid on and if I click on the other tab where it states raid ata etc, but it states warning operating sytem may not work and factory setting is on so I left it, as another dive is in the system as I ahve removed the sata and power connector from the other drive and connected to a different drive and loaded vista which is working fine but want to save the other drive
Sorry the procedure would be <Ctrl><I>
If you are not or had no Raid setup your drives should be set to ON not Raidon in the Bios.
I think since you say they are Raid on the system is trying to setup a Raid configuration.
I would try turning them off first. before trying the ctrl I