Windows will not load. Period

June 28, 2011 at 16:49:59
Specs: Windows 7, Sandy Bridge i2600K/16 GB of Ram
I'm getting the following message while trying to do a clean install on a new build that crashed this week. I'm running (or trying to) windows 7 64 bit Ultimate OEM version. I have formatted the drive and I keep getting this message "Windows failed to load because the Hal is missing, or corrupt.

Windows\System32\Hal.dll--I'm wondering if the hard drive is bad or if I'm doing something wrong in the formatting of it (I'm doing this through windows management on my laptop with a Thermaltake BlacX sata drive holder). I'm at a loss on this one. Any help would be appreciated!

Chris


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June 28, 2011 at 17:07:53
"I'm doing this through windows management on my laptop with a Thermaltake BlacX sata drive holder"

Just curious---why aren't you doing it in the system itself? hal.dll errors often are a result from a misread of the boot sector.

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June 28, 2011 at 17:18:15
True, because Windows is trying to load drivers that are not compatible with your crashed computer, but are with your laptop. You need to do a clean install with it in your computer that it is going to be installed on.

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