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Fix Windows Xp By Using The Xp Installation Cd

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#1 sam_ph


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Posted 21 September 2008 - 10:42 AM

Hi Folks! Just wanted to share my new experience. If your Windows XP fails to start due to an error corresponding to lost HAL.DLL, invalid Boot.ini or any other important system boot files you can fix this by using the XP installation CD. Just boot from your XP Setup CD and enter the Recovery Console. Then launch "attrib -H -R -S" on the C:\Boot.ini file and delete it. Run "Bootcfg /Rebuild" and then Fixboot Cheers, Carl

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 21 September 2008 - 10:48 AM

FWIW: I believe that just running the bootcfg /rebuild command will create a new boot.ini...no need to take special measures to delete the old one.


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