fire 19:24 30 Nov 2005

i have a pc and tryng to install 160 gb drive as master and run xp pro but i get an error message stating that the hal.dll is corrupt or missing, i have tried xp pro with sp1 and still no luck. obviously i cant get to desktop so any help would be great thankyou.....

  GaT7 19:38 30 Nov 2005

Try click here. G

  GaT7 19:39 30 Nov 2005

Actually this may be more applicable click here. G

  fire 18:00 01 Dec 2005

still no luck tried all of this ...any more ideas please............

  bremner 18:14 01 Dec 2005

Can you post a copy of your boot.ini file

  fire 18:34 01 Dec 2005

is this the one i open from recovery.
one thing i have noticed when i have followed the repair of the boot ini is that on reboot the machine stil shows 2 options of windows to choose from.

  bremner 19:04 01 Dec 2005

Right click My Computer.

Click Properties.

Then Advanced - then Startup and Recovery.

Click edit and Notepad will open with the Boot.ini file. Copy the contents and post in this thread.

Be careful not to make any changes

  fire 19:31 01 Dec 2005

i cant get in to windows it is a brand new hard drive and im trying to load xp pro for first time....cheers

  GaT7 23:01 01 Dec 2005

How many hard disks do you have in the PC on which you're trying to install WinXP Pro?

If there are two, does one of them contain an OS?

Is the 160Gb a SATA (Serial ATA) hard disk?


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