Rocco December 11, 2009 at 08:55:05 Specs: Vista, Core2duo7500/4gig
got the 'hal.dll error' and can't boot into Win XP. I cannot get into 'safe mode'. Can't get to 'command prompt'. so I can't do the 'fixmbr' or 'fixboot'. Copied new hal.dll file to win\system32 - no good. Can't get to 'Repair XP' with install cd (not an option). But I can reinstall XP (last resort). My question, and I have 'googled' this, is there anything that I can do - with the drive hooked externally through USB - to my system? No relevant results. All replies and opinions are greatly appreciated and respected.
If I understand you right you have your hard drive in an enclosure that can be connected to a computer by USB. Connect this enclosure to another computer and see if you can run Error Checking on it.
1. Error Checking- Start - my computer - right click the disk that need Error Checking - properties - Tools Tab - Error checking section - Check now - check mark both boxes - Start. I done this as a slave but not in an enclosure. I would use a computer with the same Operating System.
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