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Old 03-30-2004, 02:17 PM   #1
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Dual Boot issue Win XP pro Mandrake 10.0


"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: hal.dll"

today i am running my first Mandrake setup ever (first linux ever period)
so far so good except for that minor issue there

I know it has to be corrupt as the file hal.dll is still in the folder on the windows partition

when i tried and replace the file with a downloaded file it said that the file on drive was newer then the one i was going to put in there so i cancelled it

Anyone know what to do here

Linux for me runs on my D: drive
and win xp pro runs on C:

I can boot into Linux just fine

Some help would be greatly appreciated =)
 
Old 03-30-2004, 04:27 PM   #2
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Replace your hal.dll with your downloaded file, sure he was newer but corrupted

So replace it plz :-)
 
Old 03-30-2004, 04:29 PM   #3
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Nah. Boot with the win cd and fix it
 
Old 03-30-2004, 04:31 PM   #4
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I had this problem several times... is XP on an NTFS partition?

If you want an immediate fix, boot to a dos 6.22 or win98 boot disk and type:

FDISK/MBR

or you could run the XP repair process and have it check the boot environment...
 
Old 03-30-2004, 04:32 PM   #5
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and... can anyone explain what is going on here? Can grub sometimes not "hand off" the boot process to an NTFS partition? or am I cold on that???
 
Old 03-30-2004, 05:33 PM   #6
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mickey1... please report back your progress... I'm very interested in understanding this problem...

thnkx
 
Old 03-30-2004, 05:36 PM   #7
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hey guy...try this.

go into your bios. change the WINDOWS hard drive to "LBA". usually can be done from the first BIOS option screen. Then try. I had a problem almost identical to this last week.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 04:20 AM   #8
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Well i'd love to say all went well but it didn't
Now i seriously messed up utterly


i had to reinstall winxp all over again and now i am definately screwed because not only don't i have no boot option i also can't see the partition

=(

it went pretty bad

Last edited by Mickey1; 03-31-2004 at 04:22 AM.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 04:46 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by sirpimpsalot
and... can anyone explain what is going on here? Can grub sometimes not "hand off" the boot process to an NTFS partition? or am I cold on that???
In Mandrake 10 you have 2 boot options though

you mentioned Grub but i seen LILO and Grub

you can choose?

Last edited by Mickey1; 03-31-2004 at 04:52 AM.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 08:18 AM   #10
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*bump*

bringing this to top as i need some more help if possible
 
Old 03-31-2004, 09:10 AM   #11
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I fixed my problem

i reinserted the mandrake cd and went to F1 for more options
in there i reinstalled the boot loader

all seems well now on this end and i can succesfully boot into both OS's

thanks for all the help =)
 
  


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