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Problems after reinstalling XP home RRS feed

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  • I'm running Windows WP home 2002 SP3.  Yesterday it wouldn't boot and I received the following error message-

    File corrupted or missing <windows root>\system32\hal.dll  and BOOT.INI

    Instead of going for help I tried to run repair from the original disk.  No luck. I knew reinstalling would be a mistake but I did it anyway.  The updates are running but I can't reinstall XP SP2 from the disk or automatic updates.  It proceeds to a certain point then stops. 

    The error message is can not read from or write to.. file.  The same thing occured when I tried to install the XP SP3.

    Is there anything I can do before I send it to be repaired?

     

    Monday, April 11, 2011 3:07 AM