Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)
I can no longer boot to my FAT32 WinXP partition, although my folders
seem intact and accessible from recovery console. I recently upgraded
hard drives and cloned my partition, which seemed to work fine, until I
started getting the "missing or corrupt" hal.dll message whenever I try
If I boot to the WinXP CD I am not offered the repair option to do a
repair installation. Out of desperation I tried 'fixboot /rebuild' and
later 'fixmbr' commands from the repair console which did not help.
Still the hal.dll message.
In case it's helpful, here are the results of partinfo.exe on the
problem hard drive:
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