Thanks for the early reply louis
My system is an assenbled one which has amd anthlon ... win xp pro sp3... 256 mb ram (hynix company) .. lg dvd drive... it was purchased 6 yrs ago and no modification was done until now .. it has 2 os win 98 in c drive and win xp in e drive. It was assembled by my frnd who is in U.S.A rite now.
Has my system became slow .. i bought a '2' 512mb ram ... I installed 1 512 mb ram and powered on the system it worked fine .. then i added the other 512 mb ram but this time it showed me the hal.dll corrupt message. Both the ram is fine has it worked fine with other system.
So i searched in google and followed various links .. almost all of them said the same thing about using a xp cd and go into recovery mode and use the chdsk,fixmbr,del boot.ini commands.. now the problem is i could not use any of these command ...
i put in the xp cd and changed the settings in the bios to boot from cd .... it booted from and cd and asked me select from 3 options .. i pressed r ... instead asking me to select the windows installation or password it directly went into command prompt .. with c drive has its default ... has xp was in e drive i tried going into e drive .. but it said path was incorrect or parameters were wrong ... no commands would work with any drive (c.d.e.f) i guess it did not recognise it .. only g drive was accessible which is the cd drive . so i could not use any commands or go any further repairing it ..
then again i rebooted the system to boot from cd and went into recovery mode but the same thing happened ..
then i tried the first option of installing the xp ... it went inside and asked me to select the drive in which xp needs to be installed so i quit it ( one of the link suggested that there would be a repair option if we try install xp again were all my old data would be there .. Hope u understood what i m saying)
So thats has far i tried .. Please tell me what i would need to try from now
I checked u r links .. but dint try anything .. even they are almost the same .. i have downloaded the mirror image of recovery console . i still need to write it in cd has u told .. i have nero .. can u tell me how to create bootable cd from nero. thanks
Edited by dinudanu, 04 May 2010 - 09:30 AM.