1. Maxtor SATA HDD split in 2 partitions (C & D). This morning I received " Windows root> \system32\hal.dll is corrupt - please re-install".
2. I tried to get to the recovery console via my XP Home disk, after loading my SATA drivers via the F6-route. After R-Repair I DID NOT get the "which installation of Windows do you want to logon to" prompt. Instead I was dropped straght into C: and can not access /Windows ("Access Denied").
3. From C: I tried "bootcfg /rebuild" & "fixboot C:". Neither appear to have worked.
4. I've now installed XP Home again on the partition and have got this install & partition all up & running okay.
My question is, how should I go about repairing my C: drive? I used BootIt to form the partition of a 250 Maxtor SATA into C: 100GB & D: 150GB.