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    Windows Startup Disk

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    by shdr87 ·

    Created a Windows Startup Disk. On trying to boot up XP I get a message that a file “System 32\hal.dll is missing or corrupt.” Intalled the file on the floppy but get the same message. System starts up normally without the disk. Any comments?

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    • #2913455

      Clarifications

      by shdr87 ·

      In reply to Windows Startup Disk

      Clarifications

    • #2913451

      Are these the instructions that you have followed

      by rob miners ·

      In reply to Windows Startup Disk

      Create a Boot Floppy Disk with a Windows XP-Based Computer

      1. Format a floppy disk by using the Windows XP format utility. For example, with the floppy disk in the floppy disk drive, type format a: at a command prompt, and then press ENTER.

      2. Copy the Ntldr and the Ntdetect.com files from the I386 folder on the Windows XP Setup CD-ROM, Windows XP Setup floppy disk, or from a computer that is running the same version of Windows XP as the computer that you want to access with the boot floppy.

      3. Create a Boot.ini file (or copy one from a computer that is running Windows XP), and then modify it to match the computer that you are trying to access. The following example works for a single-partition IDE drive with Windows XP installed in the \Windows folder, but the exact value in the [operating systems] section depends on the configuration of the Windows XP computer that you are trying to access:

      [boot loader]
      timeout=30
      Default= multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows

      [operating systems]
      multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows=”Windows XP”

      If your computer boots from a SCSI hard drive, you may need to replace the multi(0) entry with scsi(0). If you are using scsi(x) in the Boot.ini file, copy the correct device driver for the SCSI controller in use on the computer to the root of the Setup disk, and then rename it Ntbootdd.sys. Change the disk(0) number to represent the SCSI-ID of the hard drive you want to boot to. If you are using multi(x) in the Boot.ini file, you do not need to do this.

      4. Start your computer by using the floppy disk, and then log on to Windows XP.

      • #2905198

        Need further suggestions

        by shdr87 ·

        In reply to Are these the instructions that you have followed

        Had already done as suggested in items 1&2. Also had included the Boot.ini file.
        Opened the Boot.ini file. It shows the following info:
        [boot loader]timeout=30default=multi(0)disk(0)partition(2)\windows
        [operating system]multi(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows=”microsoft windows XP home edition”/noexcute=optin /fastdetect
        I made this disk using my own computer as a bootup backup because of a problem in the past. Any more suggestions??

        • #2905177

          Is that a copy of the Boot.ini

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to Need further suggestions

          that is in the system that you are trying to start.

          It looks to me that it is trying to start on the second Partition.

        • #2905035

          Thanks

          by shdr87 ·

          In reply to Is that a copy of the Boot.ini

          Yes it is the Boot.ini file in the system I am trying to start. I’ll see what I can do to rectify. Thanks.

        • #2913972

          Have you setup

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to Thanks

          a Multiboot system or is the reference pointing to the wrong Partition.

        • #2913816

          partition

          by shdr87 ·

          In reply to Have you setup

          The second partition is a remote USB2 partition I use as backup. Will disconnect and see what happens.

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