Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
Please re-install a copy of the above file.
I followed these directions(http://pcsupport.about.com/od/errorh/a/hal-dll-missing-windows-7-vista.htm) that supposedly would aid a user in resolving this problem.
Tried booting from safemode, that did not work.
Try to changed the boot sequence and make the removable disk drives appear first on the boot sequence list , followed by my hard drive, that did not solved anything. I am using a ibm thinkpad T43.
Since I did not have access to a windows vista recovery disc , I used a windows 2000 professional recovery disc to attempt to reformatt my drive and while it did not take me to a BSOD(it did not show the typical bsod message) when I attempted to re-install my a new os on my hdd, it did take me to a blue screen.
I had problems before with the 2010 error when installing my hdd on my ibm thinkpad t43 laptop. Even then, when I wanted used the ubuntu linux os to access my files on my 320 gb hdd wp scorpio on my ibm thinkpad t43 and transfer and store them on my 500 gb external hdd, but the 2010 error seem to be an external problem not an internal problem like the hal.dll error that suddenly appeared on my hdd. I know that the hal.dll is related to registry corruption , and that the registry
I want to do a complete clean installation by wiping all the data off my 320 gb hdd and starting from scratch. I think then the problem will finally go away. How would I go about attempting this without a recovery disc. What do I do?