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From: [-BIGStik-] on 11/05/2002
about a week ago i downloaded a program called "boot xp" which changes the everyday boot screen to whatever .bmp u would like....after changing the screen about a week ago i proceeded to re-boot my computer. after my puter posted i got the error "cant find boot.ini in c:\windows" "hal.dll. needs to be re-installed or replaced." the funny thing is the partiton that the windows directory is in is my f: drive. i went as trying to move both hal.dll. and my boot. ini from my f drive to my c drive but there in NTFS formatt and i cant access them using ordianary boot disks.im baffled. does anyone have an answer other than re-installing win xp pro? thanks...
--chris
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From: Avinash Majeti on 11/11/2005
C:/Windows/System32/HAL.dll Is Missing
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From: Computerpilot on 11/10/2002

Sorry I did not respond right away.

Once you get into the recovery console, type help to get a list of commands and syntax.

Quite frankly, I can't remember how I did it a while back in Windows XP. I know that there is a way. However, I guess I would try to repair the MBR option in the recovery console to see if that fixes your problem.

Otherwise, you can try to reinstall Windows XP over the old install and this will keep all your files.

Computerpilot

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From: [-BIGStik-] on 11/05/2002
is there a way to edit the boot.ini using the xp recovery console? thanks again
--chris
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From: [-BIGStik-] on 11/05/2002
i was thinking somewhere along the lines of the recovery console...but im trying to remember the correct syntax..its it
bootcfg/repair maybe? now by me editing my boot ini file and putting a copy of it after its editied in my c drive will that keep it from doing this time after time? or would a formatt and re-install cure my headache....lmao
--chris
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From: Computerpilot on 11/05/2002

Having your Windows on a separate disk other than C is a pain in the ass. A lot of applications are programmed to work with the C drive. I am sure this is the case in your scenario.

The program you are using probably changed the Boot.ini to the C drive. You need to edit the Boot.ini file to the F drive. Do not move the file, but actually edit the Boot.ini file and anywhere it is referred to the C drive, you need to edit to the F drive.

This should fix your problem.

You can repair a boot.ini file in the Windows Recovery Console with XP. This would be my next step.

Computerpilot

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