Messed up boot menu

#1
Desktop machine with 2 HDDs.
HDD Hitachi, Win Vista & Win 7 are installed on this HDD.
HDD WD, Win XP is installed on this drive.


Here is what I did & the problem:
1. Disconnected HDD WD from its board.
2. Connected a laptop HDD, a Toshiba, to HDD WD's wires.
3. Had the Toshiba partitioned by Easeus Partition Master.
4. After this, the HDD WD could not boot after connecting it back on.
5. Made a new entry by "Add New Entry" in EasyBCD.
6. The HDD WD booted into XP for a few minutes then computer shutdown.
7. It restarted automatically and showed up a message:
"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information."


How to get the HDD WD boot normally again?


Thank you in advance!
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#2
Go into the BIOS
How to access/enter Motherboard BIOS
and put the WD HDD at the top of the HDD boot sequence.
(I'm assuming that you installed Vista/7 after XP and that they put their boot files on XP, it being the pre-existing "system" drive)