few days back i got "missing or corrupt hal.dll file" error, so i tried to copy that file from recovery console but that didn't solve the problem, so i tried to reconfigure boot.ini file.
so did "del c:\boot.ini" and than "bootcfg rebuild", but it gave me some "Failed to successfully scan disks for Windows installations" so could not proceed further from that step..
most of the commands of bootcfg i.e. add, scan, rebuild etc. are giving the same error..
so what i did is, installed windows xp on another drive of another hard disk (i have 2 internal hard disks), which is working
so what i now have is, non working windows xp on :e of one hard disk (i don't know how it changed from :c to :e) and working windows xp on :h of another hard disk
now when i start recovery console it shows 2 windows installations, one on :e and other on :h, but when i do "bootcfg scan" it shows just one bootable file i.e. of :h
so is there any way, that i can do to make my windows on :e recognizable during start up, like by adding some information to boot.ini file of :h or by adding new boot.ini in :e.... please help me with this, i have lot many things installed and don't want to lose them.....
thanks in advance
ok, i tried to repair as you said, but when i did repair, it showed me just 1 windows installation i.e. in :h, and no :e.
so, anything else i can do, or i will have to just format the previous installation