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September 28, 2012 6:40:47 AM

Dear Forum,
I have a new old computer; a Dell Latitude X1, and am trying to install windows xp on a new hard drive. It does not have a CD drive, so I have loaded XP on a flash drive using WinToFlash program. When I try to boot from USB, it says: Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
I tried copying the file from my computer to the flash drive, but the computer does not recognize it now that I have loaded windows installation program.
Can anyone help?
Thank you!
Sincerely,
Mike
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September 28, 2012 7:38:42 AM

I got it!
Thanks!
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September 28, 2012 12:14:28 PM

Install a CD rom and coppy the files from the usb to a new cd and install it
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September 28, 2012 9:06:17 PM

cburg said:
Dear Forum,
I have a new old computer; a Dell Latitude X1, and am trying to install windows xp on a new hard drive. It does not have a CD drive, so I have loaded XP on a flash drive using WinToFlash program. When I try to boot from USB, it says: Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
I tried copying the file from my computer to the flash drive, but the computer does not recognize it now that I have loaded windows installation program.
Can anyone help?
Thank you!
Sincerely,
Mike
:wahoo: 


Update: Problems still
I was able to load windows, but when I try to boot, it comes up with the same message about missing hal.dll.
Do I need to format the hard drive before loading windows?
Is there a way to do this from the installation?
Thanks!
Mike
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