ZENworks 6.5
Windows XP Pro

I have 2 machines that appear to image without a problem, but when I try to
boot the machine I get the following message:

Error Loading Operating System

This error occurs just after the Dell splash screen, but before Windows
starts to load.

I hooked up each drive as a secondary drive in a working machine, and with
each drive I can see the files, read and write to the drive, and even launch
applications from the drive. I have also booted with an XP Pro CD and run
FIXMBR and FIXBOOT from the Recovery Console. I've run the hard drive
diagnostics from the Boot Menu, and all drives passed with flying colors. I
made sure that the C: drive has an active partition. I updated the BIOS. I
checked the boot order in the BIOS and made sure that the BIOS is able to
handle 40 GB drives. I changed the jumper settings on the hard drives.
I've tried different images. I also scrubbed the hard drives and re-imaged
them. After all this, I get the same error when I attempt to boot the
machine. If I install the drives in a known working machine as the primary
drive and attempt to boot, the same error comes up. However, if I install
XP from the CD, the machine will boot without problems.

So it appears that the hard drives are good and that the imaging process is
not writing the boot information correctly. I've searched on the Novell,
Microsoft, and Dell sites for a solution to this problem, and I've also
tried Google, but thus far I have not found a solution. I'd like to find a
solution that does not include replacement of the drive, if that is
possible.

Here is the information that I've collected on each of the problem hard
drives.

PC Make: Dell
PC Model: GX280
PC Service Tag: GD04T61
HD Make: Western Digital
HD Model: WD400
HD Type: SATA
HD Capacity: 40 GB
Jumpers: None (Default)

PC Make: Dell
PC Model: GX280
PC Service Tag: B226Z51
HD Make: Western Digital
HD Model: WD400
HD Type: SATA
HD Capacity: 40 GB
Jumpers: Cable Select

I've had the same problem with one GX260 and one GX270 machine. Those
machines had Maxtor IDE drives.

Has anyone encountered--and solved--this problem? Does anyone have a
suggestion that I have not already tried?

--Tom