Odd XP dual boot problem
Long story, but I'm setting up a dual boot XP system (ie both are XP installations). Got the well-known hal.dll problem stopping the dual boot process, but the solution was wierd. MB is an Asus A8N-E and it has 2 WD Caviar SATA2 250Gb hard drives - one XP installation on each drive.
After much head scratching and trying all known solutions for the hal.dll issue, I noticed that when the PC is booting one drive is picked up as LBA and the second (the one that doesn't work) as "CHS". If I change the settings in BIOS for that drive from auto detect to LRG (from memory - it's the only manual option) everything works. Instinctively I don't like that and also not knowing what the problem is. Any ideas?