My friend brought me his computer. He said that a few days ago it said that there is a trogan in the computer so checked it with the antivirus and purchased some program. The threat stopped beaing poasted. Yesterday the computer booted and said that "windows/system32/hal.dll is missing please replace". He called and asked for my help.
This is what I dicovered. The computer that has 2 operating systems Win 98 and WinXP SP2. When booting it shows the booting list as win xp pro or windows. The win xp pro when selected states the error that is above.
I went googled it. In microsoft it has 4 different solutions.
I tried all of them inthe windows repair.
1- bootcfg /rebuild - When asked to add typed 'y' and then gave new name. The booting list did not change or add what I added
2- expand g:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_.... - operaton sucsseful but nothing changed
3- chkdsk /r - opreraton finaly finished but same thing happened
4- to change the boot.ini
I booted to win98 I opened the boot.ini here it is
In none of the 1-3 cases above was the windows 98 accessed or mentiond.
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partion(2)\windows="Microsoft Windows Professional" /fastdetect
I found another forum that said to copy the file via the repair 'expand g:\i386\hal.dl_ c:\windows\system32\hal.dll' Here it failed to create the file. (g is the cd) then I relized that XP was on d so I tried to coppy the file to d but the access was denied.
I want to try and fix this problem and not repair the windows because there is data on the desktop.
p.s. while in win 98 there is no recognition if any of the other partitions, they are ntfs.