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While formatting my system i am facing a problem

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  • Formatting
  • System32
  • DLL
  • Windows XP
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January 23, 2010 1:59:02 AM

Hello,
While formatting my system i am facing a problem. the system is showing the following problem.

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<windos root>\system32\dal.dll.Please re install a copy of above file
please tell me how can I fix this problem

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January 23, 2010 1:10:42 PM

It happens because the boot.ini file
that tells the boot where to look for 'Windows' is corrupted, so it is
looking for files in the wrong place - hal.dll just happens to be the
first one it looks for. Set the BIOS to boot CD before Hard Disk. Boot
the XP CD and, instead of Setup, take the immediate R for Repair.
Assume any password requested is blank, and TAB over.

Use
Attrib -H -R -S C:\boot,ini
DEL C:\boot.ini
to delete the bad one
BootCfg /Rebuild

to search for Windows installations and make a new one

If the above won't work for ya than check MS:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314477
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