Cant reboot Windows XP

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Peter Williamson, Feb 26, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Peter Williamson

    Peter Williamson Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2007
    Posts:
    1
    I reloaded Windows XP Home into my Dell Dimension 9150 PC using Acronis TI 9 and when I tried to reboot I got an error message "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt
    "windows root>\system32\hal.dll"

    Can anyone advise how to get a copy of this file and reload into my computer which wont boot up.
     
  2. Pedro

    Pedro Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2006
    Posts:
    3,502
  3. thomasjk

    thomasjk Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2005
    Posts:
    1,477
    Location:
    Charlotte NC
    This is an excellent article that explains step by step how to correct this problem.
    Repairing Windows XP in Eight Steps
     
  4. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2005
    Posts:
    8,648
    Location:
    NSW, Australia
    Peter,

    It's definitely a boot.ini problem. Dells have a Diagnostic partition and then the Win XP partition so the boot.ini references partition (2). If you restore a WinXP image to a new HD without restoring the Diagnostic partition then the boot.ini needs to be edited. There are other combinations.
    The easy solution is to edit boot.ini directly with EditBini (from a boot floppy or bootable CD), from BartPE or do it indirectly from the WinXP Recovery Console.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.