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Ask Brad Your Own Question Brad, Computer Technician Category: Computer Satisfied Customers: 1437 Experience: 20 + years, cert. Note that there are spaces between each differently colored part of the commands: CD \ (There is a space after CD) Ren Boot.ini Boot.old If you get an error that the I truely believe however that if you take your time and experiment a little you will figure it out and become a much better computer operator for the experience. Keep it simple stupid. 11-20-2010, 07:34 PM #11 maynard59 Registered Member Join Date: Nov 2010 Posts: 51 OS: xp Finally got back to it! Check This Out

I get the same message on my system, this is due to having different installs (dual booting) in the event that all this does not alleviate the problem, then I am Failed to successfully scan disks for Windows installations... Let me know how it goes. On a Dual Core Pentium D system running XP MCE 2005 w/SP2 (Same as XP Pro), the system will not boot after replacng the hal.dll file with the one from the this page

I did that, initially said everything appeared ok, I forced to scan by adding the /p. Also for reference, a standard Windows XP Pro boot.ini file should look EXACTLY like this: [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect If your hard drive Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links Advertisement 11-19-2010, 01:50 PM #2 Wand3r3r TSF Emeritus Join Date: Sep 2010 Location: Oregon Posts: 16,395 OS: Vista/Win7 This can be a sign

The lines with yesterdays date has a "0" to the right. Advertisement BERRY2006 Thread Starter Joined: Oct 16, 2008 Messages: 7 I reloaded my Windows XP Pro operating system about 8 months ago because I wanted a clean install (without all the Give it a try buddy, and let me know what happens. yea.

Change the drive letter if appropriate.)ATTRIB -H -R -S C:\BOOT.INIDEL C:\BOOT.INIBOOTCFG /REBUILD FIXBOOT* Remove the Windows XP CD from the drive and restart the computer.If this does not resolve the problem:* RE: Cannot Boot Windows xkjdhdg (TechnicalUser) 18 Oct 10 10:29 Using the Windows Recovery ConsoleThe Windows 2000 and Windows XP CDs supplied by Microsoft have a tool called the Recovery Console This is your CD-Rom. I'm never sure where a space should be or not.

The instructions in that post give step by step instructions on how to do that. Type the following: Systemroot CD System32 Ren hal.dll halold.dll If the hal.dll file is actually missing, this will give an error, just ignore it. Give that a try next. Can your laptop burn cds?

Then I forgot my password to my Power User account on HD-A.In a rush to get the computer going again I switched drives.The system in HD-B is running OK except I my site i tried c: disk drive is actually e:my hard drive is c: and d:i think i had partitioned 2 for some luck with the c: sfc /scannow either.i also If you get an error that the file can't be found type this: dir X:\i386\hal*.* If the files are listed with a .dll extension instead of .dl_, use Copy instead of When there did you do a dir /s and see files go by?

RE: Cannot Boot Windows BadBigBen (MIS) 11 Oct 10 18:30 Q1:Yes, by taking ownership of the whole drive...How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP Or Let's start with some basic information that I will need to troubleshoot the problem that your system is having. First one - received a screen that stated "windows couldn't start.....", missing or corrupt \system32\hal.dll. I read somewhere that fixmbr may do more damage than this so?

I had same problem just burn a ubuntu 9.04 installation cd. to repair the hal.dll file, do the following: expand d:\i386\hal.dl_ c:\windows\system32\hal.dll (d: is your CD or whatever letter it is) you can type "map" (no quotes), to get the assigned drive Press enter and the install will continue as normal. this contact form Ahhh yes, the good old "Repair Windows in 8 steps".

Unfortunately I dont have a recovery cd or recovery partition on my hard drive. (I will most likely get an external hard drive after this situation for all my backups) PurpleCheeseStick replied Dec 27, 2016 at 11:04 PM Sign of the times ekim68 replied Dec 27, 2016 at 10:57 PM HDD Failure **Urgent** bassfisher6522 replied Dec 27, 2016 at 10:49 PM Since the only disk you have is a Dell re-installation disk with SP2 the repair console is pretty much our only option for doing this.

More info about the boot.ini file can be found here: dlb, Feb 17, 2008 #5 (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content

Join over 733,556 other people just like you! I know you said that you did the bootcfg /rebuild eeeeeer.... Your bootfiles (NTLDR, NTDETECT.COM and boot.ini) are probably on the C: partition and boot.ini is telling NTLDR to look for the OS on the C: partition. The problem in your case is that your copy of XP is a re-installation disk as opposed to a regular installation disk.

I reboooted again, without attempting to boot from the CD. How to add Vista to boot.ini How Can I Edit Boot.ini in Vista? Let me know how it goes. I was supposed to get a password request next.

Recommend to anyone encountering this to use ultimate reboot cd to recover files prior to reformatting. 0 Featured Post 2016 Annual Membership Survey Promoted by Experts Exchange Want to help improve I am not able to 12/28/2016 12/28/2016 Viet - Computer Tech I'm getting a message that I have a registry error and it 12/27/2016 12/27/2016 Tim I have a PC desktop Modify the boot.ini file ? Am I stuck copying my files to external hard drive and then just reformatting HD?

Ok I can't think of anything else I wanted to tell you for now, just take your time and good luck. I don't know why pushing the MediaDirect button to try and boot my system would do this. If you haven't seen it (which I doubt), feel free to add it to your collection of fixes. When Windows XP is installed, it selects the correct file from one of the following and renames it to hal.dll Code: HAL File Copied Computer Description in Device Manager Halmacpi.dll ACPI

Also, the key that starts it will try to load something if you push it. Which part of my computer is most... Article by: Seth_zin Computer running slow? You'll be asked if you want to replace the existing files, click Yes Reboot the system.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question Suggested Solutions Title # Comments Views Activity Google Chromebook question 3 59 89d encryption on machine 7 76 124d I regret not trying the other suggestions first - didn't have much to loose except for some data (some of which I lost anyway). You will need to enter the Administrator password unless you previously disabled that requirement; if it's blank, just press enter. An alternative would be to edit the boot.ini file to properly point to the Windows installation.

please help me with this, i have lot many things installed and don't want to lose them.....thanks in advance 8 answers Last reply Aug 13, 2010 Best Answer Aug 11, 2010 Join UsClose Tech Support Forum Security Center Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help General Computer Security Computer Security News Microsoft Support BSOD, Crashes And Hangs Windows 10 Support Windows 8, 8.1 Support Windows 7, Vista The system returned: (22) Invalid argument The remote host or network may be down. That would be helpful 11-20-2010, 12:33 PM #10 patmark TSF Team Emeritus Microsoft Visiting Expert Join Date: Jul 2010 Location: Port Saint Lucie Florida Posts: 1,172 OS: