Win 7 RC XP Dual Bot missing hal.dll

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  1. W5EN

    W5EN New Member

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    After using GPart to set up two partitions and installing Windows 7 RC1 everything works well in 7. However, when I attempt boot to XP I get the following error, "(windows root)\system32\hall.dll is missing or corrupt." and the system halts. My research indicates this may be a problem with the XP boot.ini file but I'm unable to edit the file. If I attempt to boot to an XP CD to get at recovery consle the boot cd does not see any hard drives attached. I'm fresh out of ideas??

    Steve
     
  2. Ethel the Aardvark

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    I had the same issue but on a different file within system32...
    I expanded and copied the file manually from my XP installation CD and it sorted itself out.
    EtA
     

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