Error after installing Ubuntu

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  1. chrisuk76

    chrisuk76 New Member

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    Already had Vista/XP dual boot setup (Vista installed first), using EasyBCD.

    I then installed Ubuntu and that put Grub in charge of the boot, so I then went into Vista and into EasyBCD and re-installed the boot loader which gave me back my EasyBCD boot options. I then added Linux to the boot list in EasyBCD.

    Upon rebooting, Vista booted and worked fine, when I selected Linux it took me to the Grub boot loader and I selected Linux from there (is this correct?), it booted into Ubuntu.

    I then tried Win XP and this is were my problems are, the first error message I got was "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:- <windows root>\system32\hal.dll, please re-install a copy of this file".

    I then tried messing around in EasyBCD (can't remember what I changed as I tried several things) and now I have a similar message but this time "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:- <windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe".

    Is there a way I can repair this or am I going to have to wipe the slate clean and do re-installs?

    Thanks
     
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    Terry60 Coastline Designer Staff Member

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    Use EasyBCD 2.0 latest build
    Delete the XP entry. Add it again. Let EasyBCD auto-configure. Don't change the drive assigned.
    In the Linux menu set timeout (0) and you'll take the default boot without seeing the Linux menu.
     
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    Yeah, I should have said that I already have that version and tried that process and it doesn't seem to have helped.

    Think I am gonna do a re-install anyway.
     
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    Are you using Ubuntu 9.10 ?
    Did you remember to select grub2 from the dropdown?
    Please post DM and "dispay settings" as detailed at the end of the sticky thread.
     
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    Thanks, but I have already decided to do a complete re-install.

    The thing I am confused about now is in what order to install?

    I am wanting win 7/xp/ubuntu and mac osx on multi.

    Cheers
     

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