Cutting to the chase:
I recently connected a brand new WD Raptor 36.7gb drive, to SATA1 (as the only SATA device in my machine) on my MB. I also have 2 IDE drives installed on IDE0, Master and slave.
I proceeded to install XP MCE on the SATA disk, keeping the 2K installation on the IDE disk intact.
In the transition from DOS install-styling to GUI in the XP install, I got the to ol' trusty "MISSING/CORRUPT hal.dll" error. I tried the usual bootcfg /rebuild, but it did not have the decired effect.
Here's my boot.ini
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT=Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Recovery Console" /cmdcons
Got any ideas? Thanks in advance from Denmark