Right I'm stuck and need some help.
my pc is running 8.1 on the Main sata port but the cnc software needs to be run on xp so I installed xp to an IDE drive.
now booted to xp fine and works as it should until I tried to boot into 8.1 when it threw up the error ntldr is missing blah blah blah.....
Repaired using 8.1 DVD and boots to 8.1 fine again now BUT now I can get into xp!
booting to the 2nd hdd just gives a ntldr is missing error and I can't be doing with that every time I want to boot an alternate os.
before you ask I ran xp in VMware but for some reason the Mach software doesn't work on it so after installing to hdd it all runs fine so I would rather dual boot but just can't get around the ntldr issue.