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XP Professional recovery console cannot detect hard drive

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Anonymous
September 2, 2005 4:10:11 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Hi,

When I attempted to start my computer, which is running Windows XP
Professional Edition, this morning, I received an error message saying


Invalid Boot.ini
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or
corrupt:
Windows\System32\Hal.dll

I researched this issue in the Microsoft Knowledge Base, which said to
boot from the Windows XP CD-ROM and use the Recovery Console to perform
the repairs. However, when I did, it said that Windows could not detect
any hard drives and could not continue.

How do I fix my computer???


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clenchman86

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Anonymous
September 2, 2005 9:31:58 PM

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this is simmiler to what is happening to me, every time i get to the
welcome screen i get a BSOD saying IRQL_LESS_OR_NOT_EQUAL. when i load
the recovery consol it wont detect my HD. when i try to just reinstall
windows, i get another BSOD. so far everything i have read assumes you
can still acces your HD somehow. i have no idea whats going on with it.


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Anonymous
September 3, 2005 1:24:33 AM

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Try a repair install. Check here at Michaels site
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm


"clenchman86" <clenchman86.1uqsds@pcbanter.net> wrote in message
news:clenchman86.1uqsds@pcbanter.net...
>
> Hi,
>
> When I attempted to start my computer, which is running Windows XP
> Professional Edition, this morning, I received an error message saying
>
>
> Invalid Boot.ini
> Windows could not start because the following file is missing or
> corrupt:
> Windows\System32\Hal.dll
>
> I researched this issue in the Microsoft Knowledge Base, which said to
> boot from the Windows XP CD-ROM and use the Recovery Console to perform
> the repairs. However, when I did, it said that Windows could not detect
> any hard drives and could not continue.
>
> How do I fix my computer???
>
>
> --
> clenchman86
!