Fix Windows XP by using the XP installation CD

admin_papa's Avatar
Newbie Member
Hi Folks! Just wanted to share my new experience. If your Windows XP fails to start due to an error corresponding to lost HAL.DLL, invalid Boot.ini or any other important system boot files you can fix this by using the XP installation CD. Just boot from your XP Setup CD and enter the Recovery Console. Then launch "attrib -H -R -S" on the C:\Boot.ini file and delete it. Run "Bootcfg /Rebuild" and then Fixboot Cheers, Carl
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
Go4Expert Founder
Sharing your experience in PERL article would be of no use. I have moved it to the new thread.
pradeep's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2005
Team Leader
Nice info