I installed Windows 7 64 7100 on my XP machine (not dual boot). It has a non-raid sata drive set up.
If my boot order is HD first, CD second, I receive an error: "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter".
If my boot order is CD first, HD second, but I don't boot from the CD, Windows 7 starts from the HD just fine.
I've done a reinstall and run disk diagnostics (all clean), startup repair from the DVD, and bootrec. No change.
The odd thing- bootrec/scanOS reports: "total identified windows installations: 0".
Once started, everything seems to work fine. Any ideas?