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Need repairing windows XP after a partition a old drive

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#1 newtoit


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Posted 07 October 2008 - 06:29 PM

Someone please help. I installed a new 320 gb hard drive in my pc and cloned my windows xp OS from my 80 gb using drive image. I verified that the clone was succesful by removing the 80gb and made the 320gb the primary drive. The OS booted up just fine and was working great so I put the 80gb back in and made it the slave drive. The system came back up so I went into disk management to format the 80gb but it wouldn't let me because it said files were in use. So I used partition manager and formatted and deleted the Active partition on the 80gb drive. When I restarted the computer it said that NTLDR was missing so I used the xp recovery cd and did a repair copied "copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\ & e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\". Restarted the computer and now it's saying windows\system32\hal.dll is corrupted or missing. Someone please help. What did I do and what should I do next??

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