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Trying to start from scratch

My Satellite was giving me all kinds of problems so I decided to reformat, although I quite certain  I did something wrong.   I pulled the hard drive form the pc and connected it to my desktop pc to reformat the drive.  Upon reinstallation of Satellite harddrive I have had no success getting even into the bios menu.  At first I was gettng  this error mssg:   NTDLR missing     ,my search instructed me to add certain files via usb or cd-rom boot.   This also with no success.  I then tried to paste those files to drive via connection to my desktop.  I now get    ...missing or corrupt:  \system32\hal.dll.     Please help!

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  • Jaceunb Feb 13, 2008

    As soon as I turn on my pc I get NTLDR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. the only F-key that works is F2 and it doesn't seem to have any options.

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Hi Use the following steps to open a command prompt environment and also make sure tht the OS disk is in the drive:

  1. Turn on the PC and press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears. The Windows advanced options menu appears.
  2. Use the Up and Down Arrow and Enter keys to select Return to OS choices .
  3. Select Microsoft Windows Recovery Console .
  4. When the login prompt appears, press the number next to the windows version (minint or Windows) and type the logon password. Try pressing Enter if you do not know the password.
  5. At the command prompt, type the following: diskpart
  6. Press Enter , do one the following:
    • If a table of volume names appears, remember the drive letter next to the main drive volume name and press the Esc key.
    • If a diskpart prompt appears, type list volume , press Enter , remember the drive letter next to the main drive volume name , type exit when done, and then press Enter
  7. Use the following steps to replace the boot.ini file with the backup boot.ini file:
    1. Type the following at the command prompt: X: (where X is the drive letter).
    2. At the prompt, type the following: ren boot.ini boot.in2
    3. Press Enter
    4. At the prompt, type the following: ren boot.bak boot.ini
    5. Press Enter
    6. At the prompt, type the following: exit
    7. Press Enter The system automatically restarts. If Windows XP does not open, continue to the next Step.
    If the above steps doesnt work then you will have to reinstall OS with the disks.

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