|I have a Lenovo 3000 Y500 laptop which was working fine till a few days back. Since last few days it's displaying an error message saying "Error loading operating system" when ever I try to turn it on. As my laptop's DVD drive is not working properly and as I dont have a floppy drive in it i tried to boot it using a flash drive which I made as a start-up disk. Then it displayed to select the partion to load the OS from. It dispalyed 9 different options. Those were;|
NT, Partion 1 from 1st hard disk
NT, Partion 2 from 1st hard disk
NT, Partion 3 from 1st hard disk
NT, Partion 4 from 1st hard disk
NT, Partion 1 from 2nd hard disk
NT, Partion 2 from 2nd hard disk
NT, Partion 3 from 2nd hard disk
NT, Partion 4 from 2nd hard disk
and the last is
Previous OS from C:\.
When I selected the options; NT, Partion 1 from 1st or 2nd hard disk it says
<Windows root>\system 32\hal.dll is missing or corrupt. Please re-install a copy of that file.
Here pressing ESC or Ctrl+Alt+Del restarts the computer.
And, when I select the option,
Previous OS from C:\
the whole system freezes with a message that says,
"I/O error accessing boot sector file multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partion(1)BOOTSECT.DOS".
But here pressing ESC or Ctrl+Alt+Del doesnt work. Need to press the power button itself.
Can anyone tell me what could be the issue and how can I solve it? Will it work just by re-installing the OS using the flash-drive?
My OS is Windows Xp PRO with Service pack 2. Internal Hard drive capacity is 120GB, Flash drive is of 8GB. RAM is 2GB.
Thank you advance.