Received a compaq laptop that was displaying the error message NTDLR
missing, some bright spark tried to load windows xp on and deleted the
partition now the error message reads NON SYSYTEM DISK OR DISK ERROR
REPLACE AND STRIKE ANY KEY WHEN READY. Can this be fixed and please
tell me how.
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Re: Desperately need to fix my laptop
Yes this can be fixed however it will require reformatting the drive. If you have any vital information on your laptop take it to a professional as you will not be able to recover after you proceed.
Use any bootdisk (Ubuntu, XP, Disk commander) that you have at your disposal. Assuming you still your XP disc, change your BIOS to have the CD as the first boot device. If you have a proper XP disc (non-OEM) it should display a blue setup screen that will disappear after a few minutes. Then press R to enter Recovery Console, press 1 and then enter. Type fixmbr and press enter, then press y and enter again. Type exit and enter, the computer will reboot. Now follow through the install process.
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"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll. Please re-install a copy of the above file."
"<Winnt_root>\System32\Hal.dll missing or corrupt: Please re-install a copy of the above file."
"Cannot find \Windows\System32\hal.dll"
"Cannot find hal.dll"
The "missing or corrupt hal.dll" error displays shortly after the computer is first started. Windows XP has not yet fully loaded when this error message appears.
CauseCauses of the "missing or corrupt hal.dll" error include, naturally, a damaged hal.dll DLL file or a hal.dll file that has been deleted or moved from its intended location.Additional causes may include a damaged or missing boot.ini file or possibly a physically damaged hard drive.
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do a system restore from the system repair when you first start it up it should tell you what key to press once you get into system repair you can use system restore to fix the problem or either go to safe mode and do it from there then it will fix your problem
Provided that the hard drive is good, you should be able to boot with a windows xp cd, delete all partitions, reformat the partition and install windows on it. However if your hard drive is bad (which could be why you received the ntldr message to begin with) then you would need to replace it. But it wouldn't hurt to attempt reinstalling windows xp the way I described first.
Dear sir, I purchased a new laptop compaq presario c700. When I tried to install os it is booting from cd but it is not recognising harddisk. I checked in BIOS but I didn't find the option where to find harddisk. So please provivide the solution