I have a system running XP. I partitioned my drive in half and installed Windows 7. I tried to start XP again and messed it up. I think it's trying to use XPs boot manager. Do I need to re-install 7 to use it's boot manager?
Now that I know this .iso works great, I want to put 7 on a partition on my main Vista system. I can't afford to lose everything like I did on the XP system. When I tried to start XP after installing 7 I got an error. "windows root system32 hal.dll is missing or corrupt"
I can't have that happening to my main system. Is this normal? Did I do something wrong? Will it happen to Vista? Thanks for any advice.
P.S. Windows 7 build 7048-0-090219-1845 is VERY nice and runs good with 512MB of ram!
Last edited by nate42nd; 07 Mar 2009 at 10:50 AM..
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System Manufacturer/Model Number Keeps changing - (Custom) OS Windows 7 Professional x64 CPU Intel Core i7 860 Motherboard Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4P Memory 4GB DDR3 Mushkin 1600Mhz @ 7-8-7-20 Graphics Card MSI GTS250 1GB DDR3 Twin Frozr Sound Card Onboard realtek Monitor(s) Displays Samsung SyncMaster 24" P2450 + Samsung 20" 2033 Screen Resolution 1920 X 1080 and 1600 X 900 (#2 system 1440 X 900)
Keyboard Gigabyte USB keyboard Mouse Microsoft wireless laser mouse 5000 PSU Corsair 750 HX Modular Case Lancool PC-K62 Cooling Cooler Master TX3 CPU cooler and 4-140mm and 1-120mm case Hard Drives Patriot Inferno 120GB SSD + 3 WD Blue 640GB drives Internet Speed 7 Mb down 1.5 up Other Info System #2: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (Freezer 7 Pro cooler) - Gigabyte 880GMA-UD2H - WD 500GB Black - 9500GT (1GB) 500W OCZ modular PSU - Antec 200 case. System #3 (LapTop) Core 2 Duo T6670 - 320GB 7200RPM HD - 4GB DDR3 RAM.
System Manufacturer/Model Number ENIAC OS Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit CPU Intel Core2Duo E4500 2.20 GHz Motherboard ASUS P5LD2-X/1333 Memory 2x1GB Kinsgston DDR2 800MHz Graphics Card Nvidia 8500GT Sound Card Onboard High Definition Audio Device Monitor(s) Displays Sony Bravia 42"
Keyboard Some cheap one Mouse Microsoft Intellimouse something Case LINKW 2222 Cooling Standard Intel Internet Speed 24MBps ADSL