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My laptop will not boot and I did not receive a recovery cd. That was stored on the second partition of the hard drive. How might I reload this laptop?

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  • muzammil150 May 05, 2009

    i was trying to factory image my coputer with a bootable cd rom but it failed twice so i tried it with a customized dvd rom but it failed again. what should i do?
    thanks

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My laptop it wont boot,i insert the gateway microsoft cd and it doesnt even read it it gives me a message that say ..... windows could not start becasue the following file is missing or corrupt:
<windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
anybody knows how to fix it?

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Either order yourself some recovery CD's or find an xp cd and perform the installation. you're better off with the second solution so that all that bloatware (extra ridiculous software) is not installed.

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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