"Missing Windows hal.dll file" TI 8 image restore problem

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by dscrap, Nov 15, 2004.

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  1. dscrap

    dscrap Registered Member

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    I was trying to restore an image of a hard drive from one system to another. The systems are identical. I restored the image and then rebooted and received the following error message, "Missing Windows hal.dll file". I searched the forum and was unable to find an answer.

    I then went back to my trusty ghost boot cd and used gdisk to wipe the MBR (master boot record). The syntax is as follows:

    gdisk 1 /mbr /wipe

    This deleted allt he partitons on the drive and erased the MBR. I then rebooted with my TI8 restore cd and was able to restore the image again. There were on partitions on the hard drive. When I was finished and restarted, everything was fine.

    Is there a way to wipe the MBR before doing an image restor from within TI8?

    Thanks
     
  2. John Farrar

    John Farrar Registered Member

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    The error message is due to an incorrect boot.ini file and you can find out the correction methods here.
    A search in Google for 'missing hal.dll' will bring up many answers.
    Good luck and HTH
    John
     
  3. dscrap

    dscrap Registered Member

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    Thanks John,

    I know that the problem was the boot.ini file. Thats why I wiped the MBR. It is easier to use a program licke gdisk to clear or wipe the MBR and then restore an image. It would take forever to go through the proccess of repairing it with a Windows reinstall or repair.

    It would be nice if there was a feature in TI8 to wipe the MBR so that the error does not occur at all. I was just wondering if there was a way to do it with out resorting back to a symantec application. Do you know if Disk Directer Suite has this feature?

    Thanks!
     
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