Aconis Disk Dircetor 10 view - repair boot INI - ? file

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  1. Dennis L

    Dennis L Registered Member

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    My primary XP Home went down with missing / corrupt "Hal.dll" file.
    Would like to check Boot INI file on C drive. All partitions set up using Acronis Disk Director 10. Can I view / repair this file using Disk Director ?
    If yes, What is the correct format for a two partition drive?
    Thanks
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    Boot from the DD cd and explore the partition. Browse the directory tree and then right-click on the boot.ini file and select Edit from the pop-up menu.

    If you only have two partitions, then the first partition should be set to partition(1) and the second partition should be set to partition(2).

    Code:
    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition([B][COLOR="Red"]1[/COLOR][/B])\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition([B][COLOR="red"]1[/COLOR][/B])\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
    What are you using to multi-boot?
    XP's bootloader?

    If so, then you may have entries for both in one boot.ini file.
     
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    No Multi-boot. Just XP HOME.
    C-partition - OS and Programs.
    D-partition - everything else.
     
  4. MudCrab

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    Have you checked your boot.ini file (on the C: drive)?

    Since there is only one OS, it should reference partition(1) as in my sample.

    If you're still having problems with it, can you post a copy of you boot.ini file?

    If the computer is an HP, Compaq, Dell, etc., it may have another partition located either before or after your Windows parititon which may change the partition number. Have you booted to the DD cd and verified there are only the two partitions ( C: and D: )?
     
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    Damage drive is in a local build - builder moved out of town.
    DD can not read / open C partition - some errors, which I tell it to ignore, but eventually DD just hangs.
    Would running TI9 and restore c-image FROM my D partition (on same drive) fix this??
    I also have c-image stored on an external drive (USB2), but TI9 is not seeing external drive.

    EDIT update
    Booted box with Linux (SLAX on a cd). It sees my complete network.
    My XP - can not read C partition - can read D partition.
    Can read my external drive
    Can read network attached Kids HP-home drives/4X partitions.
    Can read network attached Wife w98se drive (not partitioned)
     
  6. MudCrab

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    You could try restoring the image from the D partition, just make sure to only restore the C: partition and not the entire drive. Also any files that have changed since the image was created will be lost.

    You might also try booting from the Windows CD and doing a repair.

    It's also possible that the drive has developed some bad sectors.

    It might also help to review this post as it has some links pertaining to this problem. Also a search of the True Image Forum for hal.dll missing will bring up quite a few threads.
     
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