system won't boot XP

  [DELETED] 10:09 19 Aug 2003

I get this message at the start of the XP boot up - " windows root>\system32\hal.dll please re-install a copy of the above" - how would I, firstly, find this file and secondly install it onto a seemingly dead drive which will not talk to me.

Any help much appreciated

  [DELETED] 10:28 19 Aug 2003

click here may help.

I have also fixed this by booting with the XP cd and going into the recovery console then rrunning the commnds



click here;en-us;Q314058 but it doesnt always work.

  [DELETED] 10:31 19 Aug 2003

Are you running a ual boot?

  [DELETED] 10:33 19 Aug 2003

Sorry sould have been DUAL :)

  [DELETED] 10:37 19 Aug 2003

click here even

  [DELETED] 11:37 19 Aug 2003

Yes it is a dual boot, off two hard drives primary being 12GB slave 3.2GB.

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