Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt
how are you posting in the forum? are you using a different computer?
did you change any BIOS settings? that error typically occurs when the BIOS tries to load the operating system from a device that doesn't have a master boot record.
Yes I posted from another computer, but since then have got Windows 7 running again. After trying various steps I managed to get Win 7 back by using the bootrec.exe via command promp on my Windows 7 DVD. Although the set up files are on the partition I created for XP, I don't think it was installed.
I tried re-installing XP after, but ran into the same problem, and resolved the same way.
I really do want to get XP working.. Any ideas on how to fix this? Do you think it's worth trying again with Vista?