How to Re-Install Windows on Boot Camp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by RichL, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. RichL macrumors 6502

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    Searched forums but couldn't find anything. I have a MBP with a 25GB Windows XP partition on it (well used to have one). I was having utility issues and decided to reinstall. I didn't go back to the OS X side and use boot camp rather I just popped in the CD and formatted/installed. When the computer was done copying files it restarted and I got an error when trying to start windows saying it was missing a "hal.dll" file. I don't remember if it was .dll but the file was called "hal."

    I thought my WinXP cd was messed up so I downloaded another version and got the same problem.

    How would you go about reinstalling Windows? Do I need to go over to OS X and do something there in disk utility?

    -RichL
     
  2. VideoFreek macrumors 6502

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    Apparently this happens sometimes in multi-boot systems. You can google "missing hal.dll" to find some tips, but to get you started, I'll point you here and here. Good luck.
     
  3. Cerebrum macrumors regular

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    If all it needs is a DLL file, it could be easily found in the internet.
     

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