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 Missing or Corrupt: hal.dll 
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Joined: 18 Dec 2009, 03:02
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Support wrote:
It's problem with drive or file system. check the drive - it can be damaged



Yeah, you were right, my pendrive was a 512 mb made-up generic usb device, geez, at least i feel that with a genuine pendrive i can get over this, thanks!!





18 Dec 2009, 15:13
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One of the main reasons for the Hal.dll error is a slipstreamed copy of XP... I would suggest a clean image/cd, I discovered this the hard way


19 Dec 2009, 10:02
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There is nothing wrong with boot.ini, you don't need to change anything in that file.

When you see this page, - which I guess everyone will see that horrible error page! - just reboot the system and select to boot from USB drive again, then you will see the first boot menu again (the boot menu you have seen the first time you boot from the USB) now select the item that says:

"2nd, GUI mode setup, continue setup + 1st start of Windows"

And damned Windows splash screens appears.

WARNING : You just need to boot from the USB again this time, otherwise you will stuck in an endless loop of errors and editing boot.ini file.

Have fun!


20 Dec 2009, 00:40
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another solution is to take a boot.ini from a working system and copy it to the c:\ on the new install. That is if you've succeeded in step 1 and step 2


20 Dec 2009, 13:45
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kd wrote:
There is nothing wrong with boot.ini, you don't need to change anything in that file.

When you see this page, - which I guess everyone will see that horrible error page! - just reboot the system and select to boot from USB drive again, then you will see the first boot menu again (the boot menu you have seen the first time you boot from the USB) now select the item that says:

"2nd, GUI mode setup, continue setup + 1st start of Windows"

And damned Windows splash screens appears.

WARNING : You just need to boot from the USB again this time, otherwise you will stuck in an endless loop of errors and editing boot.ini file.

Have fun!


That totally worked! Thanks!!:D


06 Jan 2010, 23:56
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Hi guyz,

I hope that sum1 can tell me a solution on this.

I used two difference kind of flash drives. And the 1st part of the text installation goes well ok but when the system restarts and i go into the 2nd GUI installation, it tells me the hal.dll error. I've tried everything, I'm using a Tablet PC, and a 80GB hdd which is partitioned as 10GB c: and 70GB d:. The partition info for C: is 0 0 0 1. I've tried everything possible combination but nothing works.

I have couple of XP isoz and non of them work. I really don't know what's going on, i'm stuck, can sum1 shed sum light on it ?

One more thing, when i boot from the Flash and select DEBUG Options and hit Enter, i get and error below :
I/O Error accessing boot sector file multi(0)disk(0)partition(1)\bootsect.dos

NOTE : By the way one thing that u guyz might want 2 know. I'm formatting my Flash with a FAT16LBA. Is this right ?

Any info is highly appreciated.
Aj.


24 Apr 2010, 15:39
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Guys,

I don't know what's this, but i just managed to solve the problem. Ok herez wat i was doing before :

I had coupld of ISOz of XP, I was using MagicISO to mount the isoz to a virtual drive letter and then use WintoFlash to write the contents to the Flash drive. And this was not working.

The thing that worked for me was :

I had a XP installation CD and i used the content of that directly from the CD to write on my Flash and now it finished the 1st TXT part of the installation and then i rebooted the tablet, and went into the 2nd part of the installation, which is the GUI and it's working now, I'm on the GUI installation screen.

So does this mean ? That you should have the contents on a CD only ? for it to work ?
or
You cannot use a mounted virtual drive with the contents from a iso ?

Please sum1 shed sum light.
Aj.


24 Apr 2010, 16:22
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as i understand now it work )


25 Apr 2010, 09:08
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SmartMan wrote:
as i understand now it work )


Yes But I'm still confused, Is it that it needs files from a CD/DVD to work ? Extracted files from a ISO won't work ? Or files extracted from an ISO which was created using nLite wont work ?

Aj.


25 Apr 2010, 17:20
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May be your motherboard support USB-CDROM emulation for USB. This mean you can start any CD you want from USB


25 Apr 2010, 17:54
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May be your motherboard support USB-CDROM emulation for USB. This mean you can start any CD you want from USB


Hi, Please note that i've said in my post that i can only complete all the steps only if i burn a flash drive from the files off a WinXP Installation CD and not from files extracted from an ISO.

I what so ever have no problems with booting in the first place. Please have a look at my post again.

Thanks,
Aj.


25 Apr 2010, 19:31
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intresting u know how is this works )


01 May 2010, 09:04
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The easiest way to fix this problem I found.

When installing windows XP or any software from the USB drive to a HD is after the files are finished copying I found that i kept getting a HAL.dll missing or corrupt.

So what I did was googled it and found a lot of stuff saying the boot.ini is not programmed right. so i tried editing and configuring the boot.ini file on the bootable USB drive to NO AVAIL. I think i misunderstood people. However the instructions to fix the problem was a little vague.

steps to fix.

1. plug the usb drive back into a computer in which you can get into windows and edit in notepad.

2. make a folder on the USB drive saying boot

3. copy the boot.ini from the c:\ drive on a working windows xp computer into a folder in which you can edit and configure your "new" boot.ini file.

4. open the boot.ini file in notepad

5. verify that everything is very basic and there is no secondary boot partitions for computers with multi bootable operating systems.

should look like this

Code:
[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" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect


changing the Windows Xp Pro to Home if u want.

6. okay copy the "edited" boot.ini file to your USB drive's folder named boot
example H:\boot\boot.ini (H: drive being your usb bootable drive)
make sure you don't overwrite, edit or misplace your drive c:\boot.ini file. as its nessessary to run the computer

7. plug the USB drive into the Netbook your repairing.

8. go to the first step and boot intot he windows installer but don't install windows. just repair it. then login to your windows partition

9. go to your flash drive probably drive d:
Type: D:
then cd boot
then copy boot.ini c:\
it will ask you to overwrite, confirm.
then type exit.

thats it. you now can continue your installation


18 May 2010, 03:24
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Thank you for solution


23 May 2010, 15:59
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Spiike wrote:
The easiest way to fix this problem I found.

When installing windows XP or any software from the USB drive to a HD is after the files are finished copying I found that i kept getting a HAL.dll missing or corrupt.

So what I did was googled it and found a lot of stuff saying the boot.ini is not programmed right. so i tried editing and configuring the boot.ini file on the bootable USB drive to NO AVAIL. I think i misunderstood people. However the instructions to fix the problem was a little vague.

steps to fix.

1. plug the usb drive back into a computer in which you can get into windows and edit in notepad.

2. make a folder on the USB drive saying boot

3. copy the boot.ini from the c:\ drive on a working windows xp computer into a folder in which you can edit and configure your "new" boot.ini file.

4. open the boot.ini file in notepad

5. verify that everything is very basic and there is no secondary boot partitions for computers with multi bootable operating systems.

should look like this

Code:
[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" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect


changing the Windows Xp Pro to Home if u want.

6. okay copy the "edited" boot.ini file to your USB drive's folder named boot
example H:\boot\boot.ini (H: drive being your usb bootable drive)
make sure you don't overwrite, edit or misplace your drive c:\boot.ini file. as its nessessary to run the computer

7. plug the USB drive into the Netbook your repairing.

8. go to the first step and boot intot he windows installer but don't install windows. just repair it. then login to your windows partition

9. go to your flash drive probably drive d:
Type: D:
then cd boot
then copy boot.ini c:\
it will ask you to overwrite, confirm.
then type exit.

thats it. you now can continue your installation



Problem----i had install the window, but everytime i need my USB flash drive only can startup the window, can i use this methode to slove it also???


24 May 2010, 09:12
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