Okay, I recently got it in my head to try NT4 on a ST2300 since I've been wanting an NT-like OS on there for awhile. I also had the idea to maybe try upgrading to Win2k once it was working in hopes it might keep the pen working.
However, now I can't get the HD to boot on either of my ST2300's or ST1200. It goes through POST, the screen clears, I get a little blip on the HD, then nothing. This is odd because I can take the HD, unmodified and hook it up to other computers and it boots them right up no problem. I've tried completely reformatting it, and even formatting and installing Mac OS on it from a Mac then reformatting it PC to no avail. It boots the Mac up fine too, btw. However, after all that, it just plain won't work.
Now, even if I boot with a Win98 boot disk on another machine and fdisk/format and just sys it, it still does the same thing. Won't boot a Stylistic but will boot a desktop machine fine with an adapter. If I had a floppy drive for the Stylistic, it might be worth trying, but with them going for $40-50 on eBay it really isn't an option. Anybody got one they'd be willing to get rid of for cheap? :)
Any ideas? I've done computer repair semi-professionally for awhile now and this one has me stumped. I've even fiddled around with various LBA and CHS settings in case it was a BIOS issue. Also isn't an issue with setting active, as I right now have the drive as the primary master and have checked in fdisk. I've also tried various third party formatters and partitioners, even Linux. Still won't boot.