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Windows 7: Multi-boot/Dual-Boot Windows XP on Windows 7

13 Dec 2009   #161
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I would use wintoflash to get 7 recovery onto flash drive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srOoGhm-jcI

Don't know what the Xp install error is.


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13 Dec 2009   #162
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Ok I'm back. So what do those links do?
Should I try first with the hal.dll and see?
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13 Dec 2009   #163
gregrocker

 

What is it you want to do exactly?

The missing HAL.dll is best repaired by a repair install of XP, which I was trying to help you do.

If you want to copy it, it is copied from the XP installer, but what are you going to copy it to?
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13 Dec 2009   #164
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

I'm putting the hal.dll on every folder I can find for now. Formatted the partition, causing to install all over XP.
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13 Dec 2009   #165
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What is it you want to do exactly?

The missing HAL.dll is best repaired by a repair install of XP, which I was trying to help you do.

If you want to copy it, it is copied from the XP installer, but what are you going to copy it to?
It wouldn't let me do a repair... or at least I don't know, but it took me to a command prompt thing.
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13 Dec 2009   #166
gregrocker

 

Let's try each of these using first "R" for Repair choice after booting XP:

HAL.DLL is Missing - Updated by MVP Alex Nichol
Option 1:
Boot from your CD and follow the directions to start Recovery Console. Then:

Attrib -H -R -S C:\Boot.ini
DEL C:\Boot.ini
BootCfg /Rebuild
Fixboot

Option 2:
Boot from your CD and follow the directions below to start Recovery Console.

Insert the Setup compact disc (CD) and restart the computer. If prompted, select any options required to boot from the CD.
When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts; choose the repair or recover option by pressing R.

If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access from the Recovery Console.
When prompted, type the Administrator password. (if you didn't create one try pressing enter).

At the system prompt, type Recovery Console commands; type help for a list of commands, or help commandname for help on a specific command.

Most likely you will need to expand the file from the CD. The command would be expand d:\i386\hal.dl_ c:\windows\system32\hal.dll. Substitute d: for the drive letter of your CD. Once you have expanded the file type "exit" to exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer.
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13 Dec 2009   #167
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XboxOmac View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What is it you want to do exactly?

The missing HAL.dll is best repaired by a repair install of XP, which I was trying to help you do.

If you want to copy it, it is copied from the XP installer, but what are you going to copy it to?
It wouldn't let me do a repair... or at least I don't know, but it took me to a command prompt thing.
That's why I repeatedly said that you had to ignore the first "R" and proceed with Setup until it discovers if there is an XP installation to repair.

I spent over an hour trying to get you to do this earlier and it was extremely frustrating.

If you are willing to try doing this now, then we can see if there is even an XP installation to repair. If not we can run the commands given in my post above. But there are dozens of fixes for this error on the web, and we should at least know if there is an installation in there to repair since running a repair install is the best way to fix it.
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13 Dec 2009   #168
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XboxOmac View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What is it you want to do exactly?

The missing HAL.dll is best repaired by a repair install of XP, which I was trying to help you do.

If you want to copy it, it is copied from the XP installer, but what are you going to copy it to?
It wouldn't let me do a repair... or at least I don't know, but it took me to a command prompt thing.
That's why I repeatedly said that you had to ignore the first "R" and proceed with Setup until it discovers if there is an XP installation to repair.

I spent over an hour trying to get you to do this earlier and it was extremely frustrating.

If you are willing to try doing this now, then we can see if there is even an XP installation to repair. If not we can run the commands given in my post above. But there are dozens of fixes for this error on the web, and we should at least know if there is an installation in there to repair since running a repair install is the best way to fix it.
We're going to have to run commands I guess. Please, give me a step-by-step.

Let me send the video I recorded to see if I'm doing something wrong.
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13 Dec 2009   #169
gregrocker

 

1) boot xp installer

2) ignore first "r" for repair and proceed with setup.

3) see if installer discovers an installation (should be one win7 and possibly one xp), exactly what it says, and if it then gives a repair option when highlighting xp.

If not, try installing XP again there again by highlighting XP.
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13 Dec 2009   #170
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
1) boot xp installer

2) ignore first "r" for repair and proceed with setup.

3) see if installer discovers an installation (should be one win7 and possibly one xp), exactly what it says, and if it then gives a repair option when highlighting xp.

If not, try installing XP again there again by highlighting XP.
What I bolded is my confusion.
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