Missing or Corrupted hal.dll

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Hannibales, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. Hannibales macrumors newbie

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    OK, so I've slipstreamed an XP SP2 CD, installed Bootcamp and Windows, but now it won't start up XP. Virtually straight away it tells me that hal.dll is missing or corrupted. I've had a look on the web and used the Windows Recovery to try the "Bootcfg /rebuild" and "bootfix" options as well as "extract d:\i386\hal.dl_" but nothing seems to work. Every time I restart it tells me that the file is missing or corrupt. I've re-installed windows several times and even made a new CD with a the hal.dl_ file from a different computer, but it still fails at this stage. I had a look in Disk Utility and it shows the window partition as number 3, I've seen on the web that this could be a problem and should be changed to number 2, but how do I do that without having XP running? Anyone got any ideas?

    Thanks.

    I'm running it on a stock mac pro, 32GB XP Partition.
     
  2. Mushroomgod macrumors newbie

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    I had a similar problem....I dont know if this will help but i had windows as my startup disc under macos...Once I had changed it from windows to macos it worked fine.
     
  3. Hannibales thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the idea, unfortunately it didn't work.

    I guess this is what I've been missing out on for all these blissfull mac-owning years! :D
     

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