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can't repair or reinstall Windows XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kellie72dunn, Feb 26, 2010.

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  1. kellie72dunn

    kellie72dunn Thread Starter

    Feb 26, 2010
    Got an error message when I tried to start my pc. File is corrupt or missing- \system 32\hal.dll. So I put in my Windows XP Reinstallation CD, booted from the cd, go through Windows setup, loads files, gived me 3 options- R for repair, Enter to set up windows Xp, and F3 to exit without installing. tried to repair and reinstall in two different instances and both times got this message at the bottom of the screen----"Examining 114471 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi... Any suggestions?
  2. huggie54


    Feb 17, 2008
    first go into BIOS and set boot order to cd rom,then follow instructions
    To begin insert your Windows XP Home CD and reboot you computer. A message "Press any key to boot from CD....." will appear, press the space bar to continue.

    Setup will now inspect your computer hardware and configuration.

    Setup now prepares your computer for install.

    From this menu press "ENTER" (NOT "R") to begin the repair install.

    Windows XP License agreement, read, and if you agree press "F8" to continue, press "ESC" if you disagree. If you disagree setup will finish.

    PART 2

    Now select the operating system you wish to repair, if as in most occasions there is only one, the just press "R" to continue.

    Setup will now make some checks on the system.

    and then prepare files that are needed to be copied.

    Setup will now initialize your XP configuration.

    PART 3

    Setup now needs to reboot your computer. Press "ENTER" to save yourself a 15 second wait.

    Boot will recognize that the XP CD is in the drive, DO NOT press any keys, let setup bypass the CD boot.

    Windows will now begin to load. On some occasions Windows will be finished the repair, if so it will go straight to Part 7. Which is the part where you arrive at the desktop, otherwise the install will continue.

    PART 4

    The repair process continues.

    Windows will continue installing.

    Windows setup will now finalize.

    It is now time to restart Windows XP again, press "ENTER" to speed up process, otherwise Windows will do it itself in 15 seconds.

    Boot will recognize that the XP CD is in the drive, DO NOT press any keys, let setup bypass the CD boot.

    Windows will continue loading.

    PART 5

    Windows will now adjust your resolution, click "OK" to continue.

    If you are happy with the changes, click "OK" otherwise press "Cancel" to return to the old settings

    Windows will now apply changes. Be patient.

    Windows "WELCOME" screen.

    and finally the Windows XP Desktop. Windows is now repaired.

    Hopefully you will now be able to access and fix the problem that caused you to repair. Make sure you run a virus check, spyware check, and registry scan, also update to latest service pack, this may prevent the problem happening again.
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