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redlion

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This is what is in my C:\boot.ini. file:


[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" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn


My computer randomly shut off over night, turned itself back on and flashed this message:

File missing or damaged- <Windows Root>\System32\hal.dll

I was able to finally boot it up with my CD but am wondering if there is something I can do to avoid this happening in the future?
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redlion

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Okay...looks like I have a bigger problem than I originally thought...now I am get stop errors. Again could not get signed on. Computer kept recycling itself and after about 15 tries....here I am.

I was running SuperAnti Spyware....on the C drive only...it kept flashing me a sign that there was no disc in the D drive.

I am going to post over in the malware forum.....I think maybe I have a bug.
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redlion,

Hello what are the stop errors that you are receiving?
Please provide me with everything after the STOP: This will help us determine what the issue is.

Edited by tuxmaster, 20 February 2009 - 04:09 PM.

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redlion

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Unfortunately, the problem got progressively worse and I was unable to use the system at all. I had a system crash in December and had to reinstall XP back then before I could get help from this site. When I reinstalled back then, I messed it up and instead of wiping out that system installed in the same partition side by side. Needless to say the system was messed up to begin with and I think that is why I had this crash.

So...I really had nothing to lose in reinstalling once again. I reinstalled on top of the last one which seems to be working great. I had posted in the Hijack this log....but crashed before I was able to get any advice.

I love this site and realize that you guys do this on your own time, so I am very appreciative. So thank you for replying.

Now I am simply in the process of tweaking this new installation. I do have a lot of questions as I do NOT want to go through this again. I am not sure if I should start a new topic.....?
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redlion

Go ahead and post in a new topic so users can learn from your questions.
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