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Offline sirius

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« on: August 06, 2004, 07:54:19 AM »
:?:  I run Windows 98 and WinXp. While installing LINUX, I placed GRUB on MBR. Now GRUB works as the boot loader and I am not able to boot Xp.
I get a message that hal.dll file is missing and have to be reinstalled.
Can I edit the boot.ini file to fix the problem ?

Offline Ricky

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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2004, 12:39:52 PM »
Well. here grub is fine, boot.ini is fine.. problem is that your few windows  files are missing .

And this question has been lots of times answered in forum..  ok check here Linux & windows XP booting problem

and hint is that boot from windows installation cd then go to recovery mode then copy hal.dll from i386 directory of cd to to windows directory  etc..  also you can first search for MS site to recover win XP  booting then you have to install grub.

To install grub.

boot from Linux installation cd ..
go to linux rescue mode by typing
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linux rescue just after booting when it shows first slash screen with command prompt.

then follow instructions and mount your system under /mnt/sysimage
then run following command
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grub-install /dev/hda
Hope u r cleared.