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

    Jun 15, 2007
    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?

  2. VideoFreek macrumors 6502


    May 12, 2007
    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


    Mar 31, 2006
    Boston, MA
    If all it needs is a DLL file, it could be easily found in the internet.

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