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At first step I recommend to boot the machine with the ghosted XP partition in safe mode (F8, without Network support). If you succeed, look into the Device Manager for errors or missing drivers.If you cannot boot in safe mode, I would do a fresh XP install. Since you don't have a RAID system, there is no need to integrate any textmode driver. The XP in-box IDE drivers will support the S-ATA hard disk drive. So you should be able to get Windows XP istalled with just a clean (=untouched) XP CD without integrating or loading (F6) any third party drivers. If you want, that the OS uses the special nForce S-ATA driver, you can integrate the content of the SATA_IDE folder of the nForce chipset package v11.09 (for MCP61) as PnP driver. You can try to integrate the SATARAID driver folder as textmode as well, but you should not highlight the NVIDIA RAID Class Controller, although it is shown as "required". Thanks for the help so far. I tried to boot in to safe mode but when it got into windows it said there was some kind of error and had to shut down. So this is what I have done so far. I moved that hdd with the ghosted image to a ECS L4VXA2 motherboard (VIA chipset) and it repaired fine. For some strange reason the motherboard died and would not read the RAM. So I moved it to the ECS 6100 motherboard (Nforce chipset). No Luck. So I purchased an Asus motherboard (AMD chipset) and same problem. Do you know what's preventing me from doing the repair on the newer motherboards?
You probably have to do a fresh install, if the repair function of your old ghosted OS doesn't work for you.Before I can give you any further advice, you should tell me, if you are using RAID or not. As far as I understood your post, you only have 1 single S-ATA hdd within your system. If this would be correct, you wouldn't need to integrate any NVIDIA textmode drivers. You are correct. It is NOT a raid system- it is just a single SATA hdd. Is it at all possible to do a repair then? Is there some other workaround?
Fernando, Thanks for the writeup, but I REALLY need your help. I am upgrading someone's computer to an ECS 6100SM-M Nforce 405 motherboard and AMD 4400 Processor, 2 gigs ram. I have no other hardware installed, using the onboard video. Windows XP home. I ghosted the original harddrive (WD80gig PATA) to a 500 gig SATA Maxtor. I go to do the repair from the XP CD and it loads everything, reboots, the windows splash screen shows up for a few seconds and blue screens. It does not make it through the first reboot and does not go into the windows installation screen with the bullet points. I have tried so many combinations of NLite installation cd's but I get the same result. I am not sure if I am doing something wrong. I make a new folder with the XP cd contents and copy everything over. I run NLite and add the single driver, in textmode. I've tried this with several different versions of the drivers but none seem to work. I've downloaded ones from ECS, NVidia, and the legacy ones you linked. I have done a clean install on the same hard drive with the same hardware with no problems. I tried to do a repair on the original PATA drive on the new mobo and it does not work either. It blue screens at the same place. Can you tell me exactly which drivers (version) to incorporate into NLite with respect to my system specs? I have spent hours and hours on this and am about to go crazy. I am about to go buy a new non nvidia mobo at this point. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.