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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Nadasive, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. Nadasive macrumors 6502

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    Hi, its me again I know ive been posting stuff about my mac and I was doing something then i turned off my mac to go get something to eat and when i came i turned it on and the screen goes black and (in windows style) it says Windows System File not found or somethin like that... WINDOWS???
    So i put in one of my XP cd's and it rejected it, then i put a vista ultimate cd and it accepted as if i was installing windows vista on the comp.... I dont want that !!!! what do I do ???
     
  2. lamina macrumors 68000

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    So you turned your computer off, and when you came back, the screen was blank... Isn't that normal?

    Windows System File not found... can you tell us the exact error message?

    Were you running Windows before you turned your computer off?

    Your posts need to be more coherent... use sentences and paragraphs to make it easier for us to read.

    We need more information to solve your problem. Please give us the exact error message, and tell us if you were in Windows or Mac OS before you got the message.
     
  3. Nadasive thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Error Message is:


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


    did i mention that this is happening on my macbook pro??? yea... MAC not windows
     
  4. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    more details would help...

    were you installing windows on a bootcamp partition?
    I don't have any other explanation why a Mac would ask for a Windows cd other than that...or maybe you have set your startup disk to the Bootcamp partition and your Windows is corrupted...

    anyways more info would help...
     
  5. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    it seems like your startup disk is set to the bootcamp partition...
    and yes this can happen I guess regardless whether your notebook is a mac or not...if you have a corrupted windows version on your startup drive it will ask for a windows install cd.
     
  6. Nadasive thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i was messing with the start-up disk thing and i clicked on my dvd drive ( vista ulti) but then i realized what it would do so i just exit it by clicking red button... I didn't press save or anything else. and now its starting from the windows vista ultimate installation disc...
     
  7. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    what you need to do is press "alt", this will bring you to the bootloader and select the Macintosh HD to boot from.
    then you will be in OS X....try backing up your bootcamp partition to a dvd or ext. HD and reinstall (repair) your windows.
     
  8. Nadasive thread starter macrumors 6502

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  9. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    so you don't have a bootcamp partition???

    well then just eject the dvd and your mac should boot from the only startup partition available. your macintosh hd.
     
  10. Nadasive thread starter macrumors 6502

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  11. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    just boot into os X via pressing the alt button and then select your default startup option to the Macintosh hd in system preferences->startup disk.
     
  12. benlee macrumors 65816

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    Do what the above poster said. IF you hold alt/option when you start up it will give you an option of what disc to startup in.
    Select your OSX startup and correct the problem from there.
     
  13. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    press alt when your mac makes the startup "gong" and keep it pressed till the bootloader appears but if you have ejected the dvd and don't have a bootcamp partition your mac should boot into your os x automatically.

    edit: someone was quicker:)
     
  14. Nadasive thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much man
    you wont believe how important files I had on the this macbook

    in other words its worked......


    you saved my life :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):apple::apple::apple::apple:
     
  15. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    you're welcome...glad I could help;)
     
  16. 23am macrumors regular

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    You should also be able to eject the disc through holding the mouse button at boot.
     

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