Basically, I had lots of problems with my PC and I downloaded a few programs and did a few scans that a friend recommended me. It was found out that my PC was infected with VIRUT and i needed to re-install and re-format. due to exams and various other things i was extremely busy so i decided to do it later.....however , when after a few weeks i logged on to the PC in order to backup my data into an external hard drive.....i got an error which stated that:
'Windows Could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt
Please re-install a copy of the above file'
I went to this link to solve the problem :http://www.informationweek.com/news/windows/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=185301251&pgno=2&queryText=&isPrev=
However, after entering Recovery console and at the command line prompt, I type 'bootcfg /rebuild' and then enter as instructed. However, I get an error:
'Failed to successfully scan disks for Windows installations. This error may be caused by a corrupt file system which would prevent Bootcfg from successfully scanning'
On You Tube search box I entered:
How to fix- hal.dll is missing or corrupt in windows by Britec.
There is a video presented with 2 solutions on how to solve the problem. I tried the first solution and was greatly relieved to see that it worked. However, when I tried to boot again i got an error that :
Windows Could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt
I solved the ntoskrnl.exe problem as well by going to this link :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j69K9H87j2s (It did not ask me to overwrite the ntoskrnl.exe but i did get 1 file(s) expanded)
However, at the Windows XP log in screen.....it takes a really looooong time to load and after that i get an error that :
'Autochk program not found - skipping autocheck'
And i'm just unable to log into XP like i used to do. I also tried 'Last Known Good Configuration' but I get the same error.
Could somebody please,please,please help me??? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by hellsangel1, 12 September 2009 - 04:56 PM.