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#1 nobelgas

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 04:37 PM

Everytime I load my harddrive , this message appears:

"windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt windows system32 config\system32\hal.dll file is corrupt or missing,"

My windows vista 320 wd scorpio blue gb hard drive would not load anyway on my T43 ibm thinkpad because it wasn't initially compatible with the hard drive, but I only received the 2010 error message, not the recent message as quoted above. Luckily, I backed up everything on my harddrive to an external hard drive anyway. The next action I want to take is delete everything on my 320 gb hdd and just start with a blank slate and I want to delete my hard drive via BIOS setup. Will the message still appear if I delete everything on my 320 gb harddrive and start from a blank slate?

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:25 PM

I want to delete my hard drive via BIOS setup.

Not sure how you will able to do that.

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#3 nobelgas

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:14 AM

I want to delete my hard drive via BIOS setup.

Not sure how you will able to do that.


How would I delete the data on my harddrive if I can't even access my operating system.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:37 AM

You could use a operating system cd to reformat the hard drive.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 07:13 AM

^ Yep.

First things first. Start up your computer, access the BIOS and change the Boot Sequence Order to make your CD/DVD drive first on the list.

Place the Windows OS disc in the drive, save the BIOS settings and let the computer restart. It should now start reading from the Windows OS disc and bring up the Setup screen.

Once there, you may proceed to view the existing partition and format it completely.


Here's a quick guide for reference:
http://howtoformatacomputer.com/ (Choose the Windows OS and it will explain how to go about it)
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