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New Board, Processor, Won't Run Windows


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#1 killmypc

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 08:32 AM

Hey Ya'll,

I just bought:

Motherboard.. Intel D945Gnt
Processor.. Intel P4 2.80G
And 1 G of RAM

This was a drastic change from what I had, and was told that I would have to re-install XP.
OK, I figured it would be worth the trouble..

While running setup

Runs setup fine until the first reboot, then I get, with the DOS screen..

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

I don't know how to do that...or if it means something is configured wrong, or what?!?!

PLEASE HELP!!

Thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 08:42 AM

Boot with your XP cd.
At the welcome screen press R for repair.
Press 1 to choose your installation.
Enter an admin password unless you're using xp home, then leave blank and just press enter.
Type bootcfg /list , you'll see the list of entries in your boot.ini file.
Next, type bootcgf /rebuild.
Pull the cd out, type exit and reboot

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 08:49 AM

Thanks Hitsquad...
I will try that right now, I am on the kid's computer now.. :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 08:51 AM

Complete Langa article on this topic here:
http://www.informationweek.com/news/showAr...cleID=185301251

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 09:19 AM

Thanks Enthusiast,

That article should help a lot!
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Posted 18 June 2006 - 09:27 AM

:thumbsup:
Well, I did as instructed, and still get the same error..

Should I begin setup over again after this, or try to let it continue?

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 10:01 AM

Loosing my mind...!!!

After reading the article, and trying what both of you suggested, nothing different...same error!?
Antthing else I can try?

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 11:22 AM

Who installed the processor into the new motherboard?

And also who installed the motherboard into the computer?

Did the same Ram get used from the old motherboard?

If you installed the processor did you handle the processor by touching the pins on the bottom side?

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 11:39 AM

Hey ThorXP,

I had the Processor installed on the Motherboard at Fry's, they also Post Tested after install...
I installed the Motherboard in my tower myself.
Not the same RAM, bought new RAM, also installed when Post Test was done.

Still trying same steps, still not working..reading all I can find about the hal.dll., and the ddo on my drive seems to be an issue, didn't think about letting you guys know that before...didn't remember it was even on there... :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 11:52 AM

What version of Windows XP are yoiu trying to install and how old is the install cd?

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 12:11 PM

XP Pro.....I've had it about a month

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 01:31 PM

:thumbsup: :flowers: :trumpet:

Finally got it to load XP Pro... Used the Seagate DiscWizard and had to use it to re-format, I guess because I had the DDO on it before.....

Thanks to all..... You were all very helpful!!!!

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