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    Cannot boot ... file is missing or corrupted:Windows root>\system32\hal.dll

    Desktop machine At booting, a message showed up saying: Windows can not boot because the following file is missing or corrupted. Windows root>\system32\hal.dll First The machine was operating on Vista. Then A HDD was added and Windows XP was installed on this HDD. Booting into XP only since...
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    Win 7 and Win XP 2-system operation

    Laptop computer Intel core i5450M DDR3 1033 2G NVIDIA GT330M WD HDD 500G Win 7 Home Premium I need to have both Win 7 and Win XP on this machine. The vendor tells me that is is impossible. Is it possible to install Win XP in this machine and create a 2-system operation? Instructions will be...
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    How to setup a dual-boot

    Desktop machine Current status: Two HDD's are installed One is a SATA 2 containing Vista Home Premium which is now operating The other is a SATA 1 containing XP Pro sp2 which is now idle This SATA 1 is disconnected from the mainboard. RAID is not applied This is what I want: 1.Connect the...
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    Will EasyBCD wipe out MBR ?

    Two physical HDDs in my machine. One contains Vist. The other contains XP. First, EasyBCD established a dual-boot, WinXP & Vista. Then, I fooled around with EasyBCD trying to change partition ID letters. The next thing was that no partition ID letter was changed but boot. 1. Dual-boot...
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    Vista does not boot

    There are 2 HDDs in my machine One is Hitachi SATA 2 contains Vista One is WD Caviar SATA 1 contains WinXP RAID is not applied. Computer boots into WinXP automatically. Press F12 at start Select Hitachi SATA 2 to boot the machine Windows Boot Manager shows Windows Vista Windows XP Pro Select...
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    Neither Vista nor XP boots

    Desktop computer with 2 HDDs: One Hitachi SATA2 originally in computer and partitioned C & D One WD Caviar SATA1 which I added on and partitioned F & G & H Vista is installed on C of Hitach SATA2 Ubuntu was on H and Win XP was on F of WD SATA1 EasyBCD reinstalled Vista MBR I removed Ubuntu...
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    Partition Z ? How to handle it?

    Desktop computer Vista Home Premium sp2 (32b) There are 2 HDDs in the machine: one Hitachi SATA2 containing Vista one WD Caviar SATA1 containing Ubuntu & XP Tried EasyBCD two days ago for recovering Vista MBR . This was the first contact with EasyBCD. A few buttons were tried and the job was...
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    Dualboot of Vista & XP . . . help please

    Desktop computer with 2 HDDs. One is Hitachi SATA2 comes with the compute, the other one is WD Caviar SATA1 which I added into the machine. Vista is installed on Hitach SATA2 (OEM). Ubuntu was installed on WD SATA1 (I did) and so also Win XP. Everything went on fine except for booting...
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