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HP PC won't run XP after using recovery CDs

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Nothingface, Feb 17, 2005.

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  1. Nothingface

    Nothingface Thread Starter

    Nov 10, 2002
    I have a friend's HP Pavilion 7905 (xp home). Basically, I did a recovery from the official HP recovery CDs (I don't know what the initial probelm was because another friend formatted it previously). However, when it boots up after the recovery, it says 'cannot find HAL.DLL..it's needed to run windows. Press any key to reboot.." or something to that effect. So I got a copy of HAL.DLL and used the recovery console to copy the file into the system32 directory. But now, I get a stop error message; it happens as the windows xp logo is on. It's "STOP - PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED 0X0000006B". I did a bit of research and it seems that Roxio Easy cd creator causes this problem. I figure it was automatically installed when I did the recovery. I tried booting in safe mode..I still get the error message. I'm trying to find a way to get rid of roxio. I thought I could go into the recovery console and delete the roxio folder if i find it. is that a good idea, or what do you guys recommend? thanks...
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