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

    Sir Terry Thank you very much! It has been carried out according your instructions. And, thank you, everything is now working well. Thank you, Sir!
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    Cannot boot ... file is missing or corrupted:Windows root>\system32\hal.dll

    Sir Terry, Thank you very much! I'll try. Unpredictable is what I am now thinking. I'll be back to you one way or the other. Thank you!
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    Cannot boot ... file is missing or corrupted:Windows root>\system32\hal.dll

    Very sorry that I goofed again. "DId you delete the XP entry and re-add it using EasyBCD "auto-configure" as I asked in post #2 ?" No. I did not delete anything nor change anything. All I did was putting a check mark V in the small check box of Windows XP and unmarked it right away.
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    Cannot boot ... file is missing or corrupted:Windows root>\system32\hal.dll

    Yes. Here they are. https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/Photos/01.jpg?w=3d46e901 https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/Photos/02.jpg?w=f35dd485
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    Cannot boot ... file is missing or corrupted:Windows root>\system32\hal.dll

    There is something else. 1. The first HDD on which Vist was and still is installed is a SATA 2. The second HDD on which XP was and still is installed is a SATA 1 . 2. Prior to installing Win 7, the second HDD was disconnected from the mother board and reconnected back to the mother board...
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    Cannot boot ... file is missing or corrupted:Windows root>\system32\hal.dll

    Hello, Terry Thank you very much for taking time to help. No. Not any old version. EasyBCD 2.0.2 was freshly installed a few minutes prior to this attempt. Appreciate your help.
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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

    Thank you very much, Terry! Looks that I have some homework to do. Appreciate it. Sdream
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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 ?

    Thank you very much, Coolname007 ! It is very kind of you to give such detailed instructions. Really appreciate! "What needs to be done here is use your Vista disk to repair it." No. I do not have one. The computer is an OEM product, Acer...
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    Will EasyBCD wipe out MBR ?

    Hi, Thank you COOLNAME007! What shall I do if it is really as you have siad: "... winload.exe must be missing, and will need to be replaced." ? Can WINLOAD.EXE be replaced or rebuult? By EasyBCD?
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    Will EasyBCD wipe out MBR ?

    Thank you very much for help! Am I sure that I did point the right partition letter? This is what I did in 5 steps: Anything wrong in these steps? Am I sure that Vista is on partition E:\ ? Positive. Am I sure that Vista's MBR is on partition E:\ ? No. I am not sure. Windows Boot Manager...
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    Will EasyBCD wipe out MBR ?

    Thank you very much, Terry! I have just tried 4 times Reset BCD, Rescue my system, and designated manually the letter of the drive, and booted. It did not make any difference.
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    Will EasyBCD wipe out MBR ?

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    Will EasyBCD wipe out MBR ?

    Thank you, Terry! As I posted before, boot the Vista would end up in a black&white screen. But I tried it again in order to follow your instructions. Same thing happened. Picture 1 Windows Boot Manager shows Windows Vista Microsoft Windows XP Pro.口x口口口x口口(Note) Select & boot Vista Picture 2...
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    Will EasyBCD wipe out MBR ?

    Thank you very much, Mike ! Sorry for taking up so much of your precious time. Windows Boot Manager -------------------- identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795} device partition=E: description Windows Boot Manager locale...
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    Will EasyBCD wipe out MBR ?

    Thank you very much, Terry ! Do these pictures show the problem? Thank you `!
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    Will EasyBCD wipe out MBR ?

    Thank you very much, Terry ! The current are as the following: HDD Hitachi SATA 2 Partition E containing Vista (This is the one that does not boot.) Partition F storage HDD WD Caviar SATA 1 Partition C containing XP (This is the one that boots now.) Partition D storage Partition G empty...
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