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Old 10-31-2004, 01:03 PM   #1
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Default Plz solve this error

When ever I try to install two windows OS's(dual boot), the first one(any OS) is successful, but the second time when I try to install the OS(any OS) I always get the following error:

Windows could not start because following file is missing or corrupt:
<windows root>\system32\hal.dll
Please reinstall a copy of the above file.

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Old 10-31-2004, 01:17 PM   #2
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erm..Did you partition correctly?

I'm not sure how to help you with a dual boot windows system, I've always used windows and linux combo. But i suppose you.. have to partitioni correctly first, then boot from CD, and make sure you install on the blank partition

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Old 10-31-2004, 03:29 PM   #3
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i saw somet like tht in pc world today umm strange lol
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Old 10-31-2004, 08:42 PM   #4
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hal.dll sounds like perhaps spyware If you did not format your drive and are trying to install and have spyware or virus's they can mess with you. A repartician is also reccomended. It works far better with a dual boot to have 2 particians one for each operating system. That gives you a c: and d: drive. I generally put Millenium on first on c: and then xp on d:- I make d: bigger than c:
If you have 98 you can boot to dos from the cd and run fdisk to partician. Or get a bootable partitioner.
each drive should be formated by dos and then let xp setup the ntfs on d:.
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