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 XP install errors in text mode 
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I also get the "Missing or Corrupt: hal.dll " error in GUI Mode.

This is what my boot.ini looks like:

[Boot Loader]
Timeout=30
Default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[Operating Systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="2nd, GUI mode setup, continue setup + 1st start of Windows" /fastdetect
C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT = "1st, text mode setup (Boot from flash again after finished)"

In your other post, you mentioned modifying the rdisk/partition. I believe there is a recovery partition, but no matter what I change it to, the behaviour is the same. In text mode the install begins, but then I get a blue screen.\

Trying on a Gateway EC18 sub notebook. Thanks!

PJ





04 Sep 2009, 17:54
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I think there is only one HDD in notebook. So, variants for you are:

0, 1
0, 2
0, 3
0, 4
etc

did you test all this? And, you don't need to restart text mode (on blue screen) if you change boot.ini. Just change and try to boot to GUI mode.


04 Sep 2009, 19:19
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Not sure what I'm doing wrong, but I've tried the partitions up to 0,6 and then stopped.

When I specify 0,1 I get the hal.dll error. Anything later than that (0,2), I get a black DOS screen indicating there's a hardware configuration error. I'm interpreting this to mean there's no partition at all, but I'm not sure.

Just to be clear, is this the line I should be modifying:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="2nd, GUI mode setup, continue setup + 1st start of

Thanks again.

PJ


05 Sep 2009, 07:17
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May be you should try to delete all partitions and create new.

Yes, this line you need to edit.


06 Sep 2009, 09:02
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Hi,

I have the exact same problem as punkajay. It's telling me that I have a hardware configuration error (but I can boot on the HD without problem). If I change back boot.ini to 0, 1 values then there is a problem with the hal.dll not found...

How do I erase all partitions and create a new one?

Thank you.

EDIT: I dit intall Jolicloud (Linux) on this netbook from the same USB key before.
I also tried all the FAT options available in WinToFlash. No luck. Same errors.


08 Sep 2009, 08:08
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To erase all partitions and create new one boot from flash again in text mode. Then, when you will see drive selection screen delete all pressing D and create new one by pressing C. Follow the instructions on screen.


08 Sep 2009, 09:31
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So I tried editing boot.ini with rdisk(0) and trying different partition numbers. Didn' t work for me. So I instead changed rdisk to 1, and then tried the partition numbers. 1,2 worked for me (there' s some unallocated space at the beginning of my hd, which is probably 1). Seems as though rdisk(0) points to the flash drive and rdisk(1) points to the hdd.


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