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Windows XP Home repair

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Recently my system crashed (e-machines T6410, AMD Athlon 64, WinXP Home) and couldn't boot. I performed a clean install of XP in a different partition as I didn't have access to the old OS. PC works fine now but I still would like to repair the old one as my files and documents are all there. Both XP's appear at booting time as options and I can only boot from the new one as when I try to boot from the old a message saying that cannot boot because <windows root>\system32\hal.dll is missing or corrupt appears. I found the solution on how to repair or reinstal this file. My question is, when I get to Recovery Console with the XP disk how do I know which XP am I repairing? how do I know I have the right one that needs to be repaired? I'm afraid to proceed and mess with the new one which is working fine. Thanks for any help
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Hi,when in Recovery Console you will be asked what windows you want to fix ,
like, 1: c:\windows or 2:D:\windows or what ever the drive letters are

Edited by Bing7, 06 July 2010 - 02:54 AM.

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