Fixing "Missing or corrupt HAL.DLL," "Invalid Boot.Ini," or "Windows could not start"

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  1. yaconsult

    yaconsult Registered Member

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    I found the solution in this excellent article by Fred Langa, InformationWeek - hope it helps someone else. Happy Restores!

    http://www.informationweek.com/shared/printableArticle.jhtml?articleID=185301251

    (From the article)
    For example, if you already have some knowledge of the commands involved, many "Missing or corrupt HAL.DLL," "Invalid Boot.Ini," or "Windows could not start..." problems can be fixed with these five shortcut steps:

    * Boot from your XP Setup CD and enter the Recovery Console
    * Run "Attrib -H -R -S" on the C:\Boot.ini file
    * Delete the C:\Boot.ini file
    * Run "Bootcfg /Rebuild"
    * Run Fixboot

    It really can be as simple as that!
     
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    Hello yaconsult,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Sharing your experience is very much appreciated.

    If you have any further experience to share, please feel free to post it on this forum.

    Thank you.
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