HAL.dll


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ObsidianRazor

I run a dual OS boot from separate HD's. I installed W2K on first dis
and installed WXP on the 2nd disk while running the W2K OS. Th
following boot.ini are respective (W2K/WXP)

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsof
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 200
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows X
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

After a hard power cycle I am now getting the hal.dll corrupt o
missing and I have replaced the file on my XP disk. Same problem.

Any ideas? TIA for all that respond.

O
 
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needlove

Hello, here is a link that may help.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_haldll_missing.htm

Scroll down on the linked page to see updated options.
ObsidianRazor said:
I run a dual OS boot from separate HD's. I installed W2K on first disk
and installed WXP on the 2nd disk while running the W2K OS. The
following boot.ini are respective (W2K/WXP)

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

After a hard power cycle I am now getting the hal.dll corrupt or
missing and I have replaced the file on my XP disk. Same problem.

Any ideas? TIA for all that respond.

OR
 
O

ObsidianRazor

Dixonian69 said:
does it boot into either OS?

:


I run a dual OS boot from separate HD's. I installed W2K on firs
disk
and installed WXP on the 2nd disk while running the W2K OS. The
following boot.ini are respective (W2K/WXP)

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

After a hard power cycle I am now getting the hal.dll corrupt or
missing and I have replaced the file on my XP disk. Same problem.

Any ideas? TIA for all that respond.

OR
I guess it would have made a little more sense to have provided tha
tidbit of info. I can boot the W2K and am able to read & open files o
the WXP disk. I used my WXP disk and booted from the CD ROM and trie
the repair option, but it only brings up the c:/WINNT from the W2
disk. I used the expand command to replace the WXP hal.dll and I als
tried copying a duplicate of the file from the i386 directory, neithe
of which worked. I'm assuming it has something to do with the boot.in
but I'm not sure what it is since they look normal
 
O

ObsidianRazor

ObsidianRazor said:
I disconnected the power to the W2K disk and booted from the CDROM. I
tried the bootcfg /list but it stated that no boot entires available to
display. Rebuild failed to successfully scan disk for windows
installations. Chkdsk responded with 1 or more errors, but when I ran
chkdsk again after reconnecting all disks it came back clean with all 5
stages OK.
 
G

Guest

Physically in you computer which HDD contains win 2k?
Is the win 2k HDD set as primary master?

Is win 2k HDD set as HD(0) is computer bios?
is win 2k ((HD(0)) set as first boot device in boot order?

This is not normal boot.ini enrty!!
signature(292a91c)

on your first boot.ini, change from:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

change to:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

Leave boot order alone for now!!

ObsidianRazor said:
does it boot into either OS?

:


I run a dual OS boot from separate HD's. I installed W2K on first
disk
and installed WXP on the 2nd disk while running the W2K OS. The
following boot.ini are respective (W2K/WXP)

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

After a hard power cycle I am now getting the hal.dll corrupt or
missing and I have replaced the file on my XP disk. Same problem.

Any ideas? TIA for all that respond.

OR
I guess it would have made a little more sense to have provided that
tidbit of info. I can boot the W2K and am able to read & open files on
the WXP disk. I used my WXP disk and booted from the CD ROM and tried
the repair option, but it only brings up the c:/WINNT from the W2K
disk. I used the expand command to replace the WXP hal.dll and I also
tried copying a duplicate of the file from the i386 directory, neither
of which worked. I'm assuming it has something to do with the boot.ini
but I'm not sure what it is since they look normal.
 
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sidell

I can't install HP scanner for the same reason, "supposed corupt HAL.DLL
file, can't figure out.


Dixonian69 said:
does it boot into either OS?

ObsidianRazor said:
I run a dual OS boot from separate HD's. I installed W2K on first disk
and installed WXP on the 2nd disk while running the W2K OS. The
following boot.ini are respective (W2K/WXP)

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

After a hard power cycle I am now getting the hal.dll corrupt or
missing and I have replaced the file on my XP disk. Same problem.

Any ideas? TIA for all that respond.

OR
 
G

Guest

hal.dll won't even let computer boot up!!!!!

so how does this relate to hp scanner?

sidell said:
I can't install HP scanner for the same reason, "supposed corupt HAL.DLL
file, can't figure out.


Dixonian69 said:
does it boot into either OS?

ObsidianRazor said:
I run a dual OS boot from separate HD's. I installed W2K on first disk
and installed WXP on the 2nd disk while running the W2K OS. The
following boot.ini are respective (W2K/WXP)

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

After a hard power cycle I am now getting the hal.dll corrupt or
missing and I have replaced the file on my XP disk. Same problem.

Any ideas? TIA for all that respond.

OR
 
O

ObsidianRazor

Dixonian69 said:
Physically in you computer which HDD contains win 2k?
Is the win 2k HDD set as primary master?

Is win 2k HDD set as HD(0) is computer bios?
is win 2k ((HD(0)) set as first boot device in boot order?

This is not normal boot.ini enrty!!
signature(292a91c)

on your first boot.ini, change from:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

change to:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

Leave boot order alone for now!!

:


Dixonian69 Wrote:
does it boot into either OS?

:


I run a dual OS boot from separate HD's. I installed W2K on first
disk
and installed WXP on the 2nd disk while running the W2K OS. The
following boot.ini are respective (W2K/WXP)

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

After a hard power cycle I am now getting the hal.dll corrupt or
missing and I have replaced the file on my XP disk. Same problem.

Any ideas? TIA for all that respond.

OR


--
ObsidianRazor

I guess it would have made a little more sense to have provided that
tidbit of info. I can boot the W2K and am able to read & open files
on
the WXP disk. I used my WXP disk and booted from the CD ROM and
tried
the repair option, but it only brings up the c:/WINNT from the W2K
disk. I used the expand command to replace the WXP hal.dll and I
also
tried copying a duplicate of the file from the i386 directory,
neither
of which worked. I'm assuming it has something to do with the
boot.ini
but I'm not sure what it is since they look normal.

I tried the replacement of the boot.ini you provided and when I select
the XP option it just sits there with a blank screen. The W2K portion
still works, so I reinstalled the origianl boot.ini and I'm back at
sqaure 1.

W2K disk is primary master; WXp is primary slave.
W2K is first boot order
 
G

Guest

is there only one partition on primary slave?
what kind of a drive is it?

this is unusaul description and doesn't match the second boot.ini file!!
signature(292a91c)

if you change boot order, so that primary slave is set as first boot, Can
you boot to Win XP?


ObsidianRazor said:
Physically in you computer which HDD contains win 2k?
Is the win 2k HDD set as primary master?

Is win 2k HDD set as HD(0) is computer bios?
is win 2k ((HD(0)) set as first boot device in boot order?

This is not normal boot.ini enrty!!
signature(292a91c)

on your first boot.ini, change from:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

change to:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

Leave boot order alone for now!!

:


Dixonian69 Wrote:
does it boot into either OS?

:


I run a dual OS boot from separate HD's. I installed W2K on first
disk
and installed WXP on the 2nd disk while running the W2K OS. The
following boot.ini are respective (W2K/WXP)

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

After a hard power cycle I am now getting the hal.dll corrupt or
missing and I have replaced the file on my XP disk. Same problem.

Any ideas? TIA for all that respond.

OR


--
ObsidianRazor

I guess it would have made a little more sense to have provided that
tidbit of info. I can boot the W2K and am able to read & open files
on
the WXP disk. I used my WXP disk and booted from the CD ROM and
tried
the repair option, but it only brings up the c:/WINNT from the W2K
disk. I used the expand command to replace the WXP hal.dll and I
also
tried copying a duplicate of the file from the i386 directory,
neither
of which worked. I'm assuming it has something to do with the
boot.ini
but I'm not sure what it is since they look normal.

I tried the replacement of the boot.ini you provided and when I select
the XP option it just sits there with a blank screen. The W2K portion
still works, so I reinstalled the origianl boot.ini and I'm back at
sqaure 1.

W2K disk is primary master; WXp is primary slave.
W2K is first boot order
 
O

ObsidianRazor

Dixonian69 said:
is there only one partition on primary slave?
what kind of a drive is it?

this is unusaul description and doesn't match the second boot.ini
file!!
signature(292a91c)

if you change boot order, so that primary slave is set as first boot,
Can
you boot to Win XP?


:


Dixonian69 Wrote:
Physically in you computer which HDD contains win 2k?
Is the win 2k HDD set as primary master?

Is win 2k HDD set as HD(0) is computer bios?
is win 2k ((HD(0)) set as first boot device in boot order?

This is not normal boot.ini enrty!!
signature(292a91c)

on your first boot.ini, change from:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

change to:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

Leave boot order alone for now!!

:


Dixonian69 Wrote:
does it boot into either OS?

:


I run a dual OS boot from separate HD's. I installed W2K on first
disk
and installed WXP on the 2nd disk while running the W2K OS. The
following boot.ini are respective (W2K/WXP)

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

After a hard power cycle I am now getting the hal.dll corrupt or
missing and I have replaced the file on my XP disk. Same problem.

Any ideas? TIA for all that respond.

OR


--
ObsidianRazor

I guess it would have made a little more sense to have provided that
tidbit of info. I can boot the W2K and am able to read & open files
on
the WXP disk. I used my WXP disk and booted from the CD ROM and
tried
the repair option, but it only brings up the c:/WINNT from the W2K
disk. I used the expand command to replace the WXP hal.dll and I
also
tried copying a duplicate of the file from the i386 directory,
neither
of which worked. I'm assuming it has something to do with the
boot.ini
but I'm not sure what it is since they look normal.


--
ObsidianRazor


I tried the replacement of the boot.ini you provided and when I
select
the XP option it just sits there with a blank screen. The W2K
portion
still works, so I reinstalled the origianl boot.ini and I'm back at
sqaure 1.

W2K disk is primary master; WXp is primary slave.
W2K is first boot order

I was never able to boot from the WXP disk when I set it as the primary
boot device. I tried figuring that out originally but never did, so I
simply made the W2K disk the primary boot device and I received the
boot.ini option to boot either OS and it's worked that way for almost a
year. W2K disk is a WD400JB and the WXP is a WD1600JB. Each HD has a
sinlge partition.
 
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G

Guest

It worked for almost a year?
so what has changed anything?

change first boot.ini file to this:
Note: I changed the rdisk ( ) value from "0" to "1", in the default and
operating sysfor th win xp entries.
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

If this doesn't work, there must be something wrong with the slave HDD.

run hardware diagnostics on the drive.

ObsidianRazor said:
is there only one partition on primary slave?
what kind of a drive is it?

this is unusaul description and doesn't match the second boot.ini
file!!
signature(292a91c)

if you change boot order, so that primary slave is set as first boot,
Can
you boot to Win XP?


:


Dixonian69 Wrote:
Physically in you computer which HDD contains win 2k?
Is the win 2k HDD set as primary master?

Is win 2k HDD set as HD(0) is computer bios?
is win 2k ((HD(0)) set as first boot device in boot order?

This is not normal boot.ini enrty!!
signature(292a91c)

on your first boot.ini, change from:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

change to:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

Leave boot order alone for now!!

:


Dixonian69 Wrote:
does it boot into either OS?

:


I run a dual OS boot from separate HD's. I installed W2K on first
disk
and installed WXP on the 2nd disk while running the W2K OS. The
following boot.ini are respective (W2K/WXP)

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

After a hard power cycle I am now getting the hal.dll corrupt or
missing and I have replaced the file on my XP disk. Same problem.

Any ideas? TIA for all that respond.

OR


--
ObsidianRazor

I guess it would have made a little more sense to have provided that
tidbit of info. I can boot the W2K and am able to read & open files
on
the WXP disk. I used my WXP disk and booted from the CD ROM and
tried
the repair option, but it only brings up the c:/WINNT from the W2K
disk. I used the expand command to replace the WXP hal.dll and I
also
tried copying a duplicate of the file from the i386 directory,
neither
of which worked. I'm assuming it has something to do with the
boot.ini
but I'm not sure what it is since they look normal.


--
ObsidianRazor


I tried the replacement of the boot.ini you provided and when I
select
the XP option it just sits there with a blank screen. The W2K
portion
still works, so I reinstalled the origianl boot.ini and I'm back at
sqaure 1.

W2K disk is primary master; WXp is primary slave.
W2K is first boot order

I was never able to boot from the WXP disk when I set it as the primary
boot device. I tried figuring that out originally but never did, so I
simply made the W2K disk the primary boot device and I received the
boot.ini option to boot either OS and it's worked that way for almost a
year. W2K disk is a WD400JB and the WXP is a WD1600JB. Each HD has a
sinlge partition.
 
O

ObsidianRazor

Dixonian69 said:
It worked for almost a year?
so what has changed anything?

change first boot.ini file to this:
Note: I changed the rdisk ( ) value from "0" to "1", in the default
and
operating sysfor th win xp entries.
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

If this doesn't work, there must be something wrong with the slave
HDD.

run hardware diagnostics on the drive.

:


Dixonian69 Wrote:
is there only one partition on primary slave?
what kind of a drive is it?

this is unusaul description and doesn't match the second boot.ini
file!!
signature(292a91c)

if you change boot order, so that primary slave is set as first
boot,
Can
you boot to Win XP?


:


Dixonian69 Wrote:
Physically in you computer which HDD contains win 2k?
Is the win 2k HDD set as primary master?

Is win 2k HDD set as HD(0) is computer bios?
is win 2k ((HD(0)) set as first boot device in boot order?

This is not normal boot.ini enrty!!
signature(292a91c)

on your first boot.ini, change from:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

change to:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

Leave boot order alone for now!!

:


Dixonian69 Wrote:
does it boot into either OS?

:


I run a dual OS boot from separate HD's. I installed W2K on first
disk
and installed WXP on the 2nd disk while running the W2K OS. The
following boot.ini are respective (W2K/WXP)

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

After a hard power cycle I am now getting the hal.dll corrupt or
missing and I have replaced the file on my XP disk. Same problem.

Any ideas? TIA for all that respond.

OR


--
ObsidianRazor

I guess it would have made a little more sense to have provided that
tidbit of info. I can boot the W2K and am able to read & open files
on
the WXP disk. I used my WXP disk and booted from the CD ROM and
tried
the repair option, but it only brings up the c:/WINNT from the W2K
disk. I used the expand command to replace the WXP hal.dll and I
also
tried copying a duplicate of the file from the i386 directory,
neither
of which worked. I'm assuming it has something to do with the
boot.ini
but I'm not sure what it is since they look normal.


--
ObsidianRazor


I tried the replacement of the boot.ini you provided and when I
select
the XP option it just sits there with a blank screen. The W2K
portion
still works, so I reinstalled the origianl boot.ini and I'm back at
sqaure 1.

W2K disk is primary master; WXp is primary slave.
W2K is first boot order


--
ObsidianRazor


I was never able to boot from the WXP disk when I set it as the
primary
boot device. I tried figuring that out originally but never did, so
I
simply made the W2K disk the primary boot device and I received the
boot.ini option to boot either OS and it's worked that way for almost
a
year. W2K disk is a WD400JB and the WXP is a WD1600JB. Each HD has
a
sinlge partition.

Progressing downhill. Latest attempts have resulted in the following
message;
Windows could not start because of an error in the software
Please report this problem as :
load needed DLLs for kernel.

It looks as though I need to reload WXP and is there a way to do that
without losing the disk data and having to reinstall all applications?
 
G

Guest

restore you boot.ini file to original.

it won't boot into Win 2k now?

are you worried about data in win 2k or win xp?


ObsidianRazor said:
It worked for almost a year?
so what has changed anything?

change first boot.ini file to this:
Note: I changed the rdisk ( ) value from "0" to "1", in the default
and
operating sysfor th win xp entries.
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

If this doesn't work, there must be something wrong with the slave
HDD.

run hardware diagnostics on the drive.

:


Dixonian69 Wrote:
is there only one partition on primary slave?
what kind of a drive is it?

this is unusaul description and doesn't match the second boot.ini
file!!
signature(292a91c)

if you change boot order, so that primary slave is set as first
boot,
Can
you boot to Win XP?


:


Dixonian69 Wrote:
Physically in you computer which HDD contains win 2k?
Is the win 2k HDD set as primary master?

Is win 2k HDD set as HD(0) is computer bios?
is win 2k ((HD(0)) set as first boot device in boot order?

This is not normal boot.ini enrty!!
signature(292a91c)

on your first boot.ini, change from:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

change to:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

Leave boot order alone for now!!

:


Dixonian69 Wrote:
does it boot into either OS?

:


I run a dual OS boot from separate HD's. I installed W2K on first
disk
and installed WXP on the 2nd disk while running the W2K OS. The
following boot.ini are respective (W2K/WXP)

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

After a hard power cycle I am now getting the hal.dll corrupt or
missing and I have replaced the file on my XP disk. Same problem.

Any ideas? TIA for all that respond.

OR


--
ObsidianRazor

I guess it would have made a little more sense to have provided that
tidbit of info. I can boot the W2K and am able to read & open files
on
the WXP disk. I used my WXP disk and booted from the CD ROM and
tried
the repair option, but it only brings up the c:/WINNT from the W2K
disk. I used the expand command to replace the WXP hal.dll and I
also
tried copying a duplicate of the file from the i386 directory,
neither
of which worked. I'm assuming it has something to do with the
boot.ini
but I'm not sure what it is since they look normal.


--
ObsidianRazor


I tried the replacement of the boot.ini you provided and when I
select
the XP option it just sits there with a blank screen. The W2K
portion
still works, so I reinstalled the origianl boot.ini and I'm back at
sqaure 1.

W2K disk is primary master; WXp is primary slave.
W2K is first boot order


--
ObsidianRazor


I was never able to boot from the WXP disk when I set it as the
primary
boot device. I tried figuring that out originally but never did, so
I
simply made the W2K disk the primary boot device and I received the
boot.ini option to boot either OS and it's worked that way for almost
a
year. W2K disk is a WD400JB and the WXP is a WD1600JB. Each HD has
a
sinlge partition.

Progressing downhill. Latest attempts have resulted in the following
message;
Windows could not start because of an error in the software
Please report this problem as :
load needed DLLs for kernel.

It looks as though I need to reload WXP and is there a way to do that
without losing the disk data and having to reinstall all applications?
 
O

ObsidianRazor

Dixonian69 said:
restore you boot.ini file to original.

it won't boot into Win 2k now?

are you worried about data in win 2k or win xp?


:


Dixonian69 Wrote:
It worked for almost a year?
so what has changed anything?

change first boot.ini file to this:
Note: I changed the rdisk ( ) value from "0" to "1", in the
default
and
operating sysfor th win xp entries.
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

If this doesn't work, there must be something wrong with the slave
HDD.

run hardware diagnostics on the drive.

:


Dixonian69 Wrote:
is there only one partition on primary slave?
what kind of a drive is it?

this is unusaul description and doesn't match the second boot.ini
file!!
signature(292a91c)

if you change boot order, so that primary slave is set as first
boot,
Can
you boot to Win XP?


:


Dixonian69 Wrote:
Physically in you computer which HDD contains win 2k?
Is the win 2k HDD set as primary master?

Is win 2k HDD set as HD(0) is computer bios?
is win 2k ((HD(0)) set as first boot device in boot order?

This is not normal boot.ini enrty!!
signature(292a91c)

on your first boot.ini, change from:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

change to:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

Leave boot order alone for now!!

:


Dixonian69 Wrote:
does it boot into either OS?

:


I run a dual OS boot from separate HD's. I installed W2K on first
disk
and installed WXP on the 2nd disk while running the W2K OS. The
following boot.ini are respective (W2K/WXP)

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

After a hard power cycle I am now getting the hal.dll corrupt or
missing and I have replaced the file on my XP disk. Same problem.

Any ideas? TIA for all that respond.

OR


--
ObsidianRazor

I guess it would have made a little more sense to have provided that
tidbit of info. I can boot the W2K and am able to read & open files
on
the WXP disk. I used my WXP disk and booted from the CD ROM and
tried
the repair option, but it only brings up the c:/WINNT from the W2K
disk. I used the expand command to replace the WXP hal.dll and I
also
tried copying a duplicate of the file from the i386 directory,
neither
of which worked. I'm assuming it has something to do with the
boot.ini
but I'm not sure what it is since they look normal.


--
ObsidianRazor


I tried the replacement of the boot.ini you provided and when I
select
the XP option it just sits there with a blank screen. The W2K
portion
still works, so I reinstalled the origianl boot.ini and I'm back at
sqaure 1.

W2K disk is primary master; WXp is primary slave.
W2K is first boot order


--
ObsidianRazor


I was never able to boot from the WXP disk when I set it as the
primary
boot device. I tried figuring that out originally but never did, so
I
simply made the W2K disk the primary boot device and I received the
boot.ini option to boot either OS and it's worked that way for
almost
a
year. W2K disk is a WD400JB and the WXP is a WD1600JB. Each HD has
a
sinlge partition.


--
ObsidianRazor


Progressing downhill. Latest attempts have resulted in the following
message;
Windows could not start because of an error in the software
Please report this problem as :
load needed DLLs for kernel.

It looks as though I need to reload WXP and is there a way to do that
without losing the disk data and having to reinstall all
applications?


I can boot W2K still, just getting a different error message when i
attempt to start the WXP. I ran the Western Digital diag on the HDD
and the quick test comes back clean. I'm at about the point where I'm
going to attempt a reload of XP on top of the existing file structure,
but normally I just reformat and load a clean version. This time
around I've got a lot of data (50G) and no place to easily transfer it
to. If I reload XP, will it preseve the 'my documents' directory?
 
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I can boot the W2K and am able to read & open files on
the WXP disk.

This time around I've got a lot of data (50G) and no place to easily
transfer it to.

you don't have that much space on W2K HDD?


Have you ever tried to change BIOS boot order and boot to Win XP HDD as
first boot device and see if that HDD boot.ini file works?


ObsidianRazor said:
restore you boot.ini file to original.

it won't boot into Win 2k now?

are you worried about data in win 2k or win xp?


:


Dixonian69 Wrote:
It worked for almost a year?
so what has changed anything?

change first boot.ini file to this:
Note: I changed the rdisk ( ) value from "0" to "1", in the
default
and
operating sysfor th win xp entries.
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

If this doesn't work, there must be something wrong with the slave
HDD.

run hardware diagnostics on the drive.

:


Dixonian69 Wrote:
is there only one partition on primary slave?
what kind of a drive is it?

this is unusaul description and doesn't match the second boot.ini
file!!
signature(292a91c)

if you change boot order, so that primary slave is set as first
boot,
Can
you boot to Win XP?


:


Dixonian69 Wrote:
Physically in you computer which HDD contains win 2k?
Is the win 2k HDD set as primary master?

Is win 2k HDD set as HD(0) is computer bios?
is win 2k ((HD(0)) set as first boot device in boot order?

This is not normal boot.ini enrty!!
signature(292a91c)

on your first boot.ini, change from:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

change to:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

Leave boot order alone for now!!

:


Dixonian69 Wrote:
does it boot into either OS?

:


I run a dual OS boot from separate HD's. I installed W2K on first
disk
and installed WXP on the 2nd disk while running the W2K OS. The
following boot.ini are respective (W2K/WXP)

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(292a91c)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft
Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

After a hard power cycle I am now getting the hal.dll corrupt or
missing and I have replaced the file on my XP disk. Same problem.

Any ideas? TIA for all that respond.

OR


--
ObsidianRazor

I guess it would have made a little more sense to have provided that
tidbit of info. I can boot the W2K and am able to read & open files
on
the WXP disk. I used my WXP disk and booted from the CD ROM and
tried
the repair option, but it only brings up the c:/WINNT from the W2K
disk. I used the expand command to replace the WXP hal.dll and I
also
tried copying a duplicate of the file from the i386 directory,
neither
of which worked. I'm assuming it has something to do with the
boot.ini
but I'm not sure what it is since they look normal.


--
ObsidianRazor


I tried the replacement of the boot.ini you provided and when I
select
the XP option it just sits there with a blank screen. The W2K
portion
still works, so I reinstalled the origianl boot.ini and I'm back at
sqaure 1.

W2K disk is primary master; WXp is primary slave.
W2K is first boot order


--
ObsidianRazor


I was never able to boot from the WXP disk when I set it as the
primary
boot device. I tried figuring that out originally but never did, so
I
simply made the W2K disk the primary boot device and I received the
boot.ini option to boot either OS and it's worked that way for
almost
a
year. W2K disk is a WD400JB and the WXP is a WD1600JB. Each HD has
a
sinlge partition.


--
ObsidianRazor


Progressing downhill. Latest attempts have resulted in the following
message;
Windows could not start because of an error in the software
Please report this problem as :
load needed DLLs for kernel.

It looks as though I need to reload WXP and is there a way to do that
without losing the disk data and having to reinstall all
applications?


I can boot W2K still, just getting a different error message when i
attempt to start the WXP. I ran the Western Digital diag on the HDD
and the quick test comes back clean. I'm at about the point where I'm
going to attempt a reload of XP on top of the existing file structure,
but normally I just reformat and load a clean version. This time
around I've got a lot of data (50G) and no place to easily transfer it
to. If I reload XP, will it preseve the 'my documents' directory?
 
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