Windows unable to start : missing file
Posted 26 April 2009 - 01:28 PM
Posted 26 April 2009 - 01:39 PM
Posted 26 April 2009 - 01:42 PM
Posted 26 April 2009 - 01:48 PM
Posted 26 April 2009 - 02:09 PM
my first drive, that has the hal.dll error, is slaved into another computer that is working. both drives have windows installed on them, so they both have windows system files.
now, if i run system restore on the working drive ©, will it also restore the windows system files on my second, the one with the hal.dll (e) drive?
Posted 26 April 2009 - 02:15 PM
If you backed up your data from slaved drive, I'd move it back to the original computer, and reinstall Windows from the scratch.
Posted 26 April 2009 - 02:19 PM
i just went to documents and settings, and tried to access my old files but my access was denied. I have administrative rights on this computer, why am i not able to access those files?
edit: i'd also like to keep my favorites from IE/FF and chrome. where would i find those?
Edited by ripslymemc, 26 April 2009 - 02:22 PM.
Posted 26 April 2009 - 02:56 PM
Posted 28 April 2009 - 08:25 PM
Posted 28 April 2009 - 08:34 PM
What is that XP restore CD?
You're talking about working computer, right? If so, why are you trying to boot from some restore CD?
Posted 28 April 2009 - 08:54 PM
I have a working master hdd and a weird slave hdd.
the slave will not boot, and every time i try to install a new version of windows, I get a pci.sys error.
the recovery disc is the windows xp recovery disc came with the computer when I got it.
I was wondering if it was possible to install a brand new version of windows on my slave drive through my master drive, because my slave drive gets an error message every time i try to reboot windows and it is unbootable. however, i can freely access files on my slave drive as though nothing was malfunctioning.
so, what can/should I do?
Posted 28 April 2009 - 09:20 PM
How are you trying to boot to the slave drive?
How are you trying to install Windows? On a slave drive? It won't work.
Recovery CD is tied up to all hardware from the computer, the CD was designed for.
The hard drive must reside in original computer for the recovery CD to work.
That drive may be simply dying.
Move it back to the original computer (assuming, you backed up all data to the other drive), and try to use recovery CD, then.
You must boot from that CD.
If it doesn't work...
Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
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