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I am trying to do away with a dual boot system.Due to the fact that I have
an "upgrade" version of XP I have installed ME on a IDE drive(C) and XP onto
a SATA drive (D).Been this way for a long time and finally decided to do
something about it.
Both drives are bootable by BIOS and I have transfered the necesary boot
files to the D drive and edited Boot.ini to reflect the change.When I unplug
the C drive and restart I get the error about hal.dll being corrupt.I
replugged the C drive booted and copied the hal.dll from D:\xp\service
pack\i386 to system32 after saving the hal.dll file that was there.Reboot
with C unplugged and the same error.
Could someone please just refresh my memory on getting rid of the dual
boot?..files to have on the D drive?....boot.ini contents?...Boot
Partition.?..C is listed as healthy(system) and D is listed as
healthy(boot).
..and why I keep getting this hal.dll error????
thanks in advance
peterk

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From the C: drive copy over ntldr, ntdetect.com and boot.ini.
Disconnect the C: drive and then use the WinXP CD to boot into the Recovery
Console. From there you are interested mainly in the Bootcfg command.
Check here for a Description of the R.C.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;314058


"peterk" <peterk@nomalarky.net> wrote in message
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>I am trying to do away with a dual boot system.Due to the fact that I have
>an "upgrade" version of XP I have installed ME on a IDE drive(C) and XP
>onto a SATA drive (D).Been this way for a long time and finally decided to
>do something about it.
> Both drives are bootable by BIOS and I have transfered the necesary boot
> files to the D drive and edited Boot.ini to reflect the change.When I
> unplug the C drive and restart I get the error about hal.dll being
> corrupt.I replugged the C drive booted and copied the hal.dll from
> D:\xp\service pack\i386 to system32 after saving the hal.dll file that was
> there.Reboot with C unplugged and the same error.
> Could someone please just refresh my memory on getting rid of the dual
> boot?..files to have on the D drive?....boot.ini contents?...Boot
> Partition.?..C is listed as healthy(system) and D is listed as
> healthy(boot).
> .and why I keep getting this hal.dll error????
> thanks in advance
> peterk
>
> --
> Never trust a computer you can't throw out the window. - Steve Wozniak
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Thank you for your time...but it was a silly mistake on my part.
In Boot.ini I forgot to change the XP HD from HD-1 to HD-0
FROM
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
TO
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

thanks again
peterk

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"Rich Barry" <rbarrynot@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
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> From the C: drive copy over ntldr, ntdetect.com and
> boot.ini.
> Disconnect the C: drive and then use the WinXP CD to boot into the
> Recovery
> Console. From there you are interested mainly in the Bootcfg command.
> Check here for a Description of the R.C.
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;314058
>
>
> "peterk" <peterk@nomalarky.net> wrote in message
> news:eSdYRfMsFHA.4044@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>I am trying to do away with a dual boot system.Due to the fact that I have
>>an "upgrade" version of XP I have installed ME on a IDE drive(C) and XP
>>onto a SATA drive (D).Been this way for a long time and finally decided to
>>do something about it.
>> Both drives are bootable by BIOS and I have transfered the necesary boot
>> files to the D drive and edited Boot.ini to reflect the change.When I
>> unplug the C drive and restart I get the error about hal.dll being
>> corrupt.I replugged the C drive booted and copied the hal.dll from
>> D:\xp\service pack\i386 to system32 after saving the hal.dll file that
>> was there.Reboot with C unplugged and the same error.
>> Could someone please just refresh my memory on getting rid of the dual
>> boot?..files to have on the D drive?....boot.ini contents?...Boot
>> Partition.?..C is listed as healthy(system) and D is listed as
>> healthy(boot).
>> .and why I keep getting this hal.dll error????
>> thanks in advance
>> peterk
>>
>> --
>> Never trust a computer you can't throw out the window. - Steve Wozniak
>>
>
>