Local built XP-home/sp2/all MS updates. One HDD partitioned to C drive OS and programs ...............................to D drive all data / TI9 image backups. PROBLEM Computer will not boot - ERROR ...... Windows Root\System32\ hal.dll (Corrupt or missing) Using TI9, tried to restore C partition from image stored on D partition. TI9 says it is NOT a image or corrupted. So I rebooted broke compter into Linux/SLAX/cd, I copied the SAME image file over local network, to my other attached XP Home (Kids Compaq). Loaded TI9, chose MOUNT image and have no problem reading or viewing image backup (C-partition). So how do I convince the broke computer the C-image stored on D-partition is fine.? ADDITIONAL Info I have DD10 - What I've done ... It will mount bad HDD - See's C partition, states correct size, but "Explorer View" will not display any files. It also sees the data partition (D but Director calling it E-data) on this drive (which stores the image backups). I can read/view all the folder/files on this partition.