I recently removed several of my partitions along with reinstalling Windows XP, but this time on a fat32 partition.
My problem is that whenever the initial boot process finishes, and it reboots the pc, I get this error.
My partition info before starting, but after I had removed my previous partitions, was this.
|<------------unused space------------><-primary ext4-><---unused space--->|
I've tried creating, and installing, XP to primary fat32 partitions before, and after, the ext4 (Linux) partition. I've tried partitions sizes above, and below, the 32 GB mark. I've tried partitions with, and without, the LBA flag set. I've tried running the install from the install disc, and from DOS after copying the folders to one of the fat32 partition.
The results are all the same, I get the above error. I then tried installing XP in an NTFS partition like I did last time, and it worked right away...
I loaded up the Ranish Partition Manager, and it stated that my fat32 partitions didn't have a valid boot sector. Could that be related? Is it possible that my previous boot records are still lingering, messing up XP's install?