Problems booting from CF card
I've been a regular reader here for a while now - just not a poster! My project isn't a carpc - I'm making a silent media centre so it's running from CF, but I don't have any power problems as it's running from mains. Just for backgrounds info, the setup is:
MSI K7N2GN2 MicroATX nForce2 motherboard with onboard graphics
XP2600+ (2GHz, Barton core)
Pretty big copper Zalman heatsink
2x 512MB DDR400
1GB TwinMOS 140x CF card
It's going to spool the media from my server over a wireless 108MB/s connection (it won't be 108MB with WPA on though, but still plenty quick enough).
Initially I think I'm going go use speedfan (great program) to draw air over the CPU and chipset, and out through the PSU (although I am going buy a fanless PSU at some point). It'll be running a distributed app - probably rosetta@home - so it'll need some level of active cooling unless I go for something passive that's pretty substantial I guess.
Anyway, to my problem - I've got windows running on a hard drive quite happily, having nlited, and then stripped what was left down to around 820MB. I've put the EWF on and that works fine too. The CF card is formatted as FAT16 and I ran bootprep on it. I then coppied the entire contents of the HD partition to the CF card (using a 2nd PC). When I try and boot the computer from the CF card it starts to boot, and then there's a breif BSOD which I can't read, and then it restarts. I checked the card's contents against the HD using beyondcompare and both were exactly the same. It boots fine from the HD still. When I tried to boot in safe mode it got to mup.sys and then restarted.