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Missing or corrupt HAL.DLL (PC Angel)

Posted on 2008-10-26
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I have a problem with HAL.DLl (missing or corrupt <windows root/system32).  

a. I installed XP on a master HD and left the drive with the problem as slave and discover that the C partition was done by PC Angel.   I couldnt read the D: partition.  The partition C shows the folder MiniNT.

b. I installed Ubuntu (lastest desktop version) on  another master HD and the D (slave) partition couldnt  load.

c. Using the XP cd and Recovery Console the BOOTCFG /scan gave this error error failed to successfully scan disks.  This error may be caused by a corrupt file system &

d. Chkdsk  didnt find any problems.

e.  I did expand the HAL.DLL file.

e.  Diskpart  displayed the following :

           C: partition1 [fat32]
           D: partition2 [unknown]

f.      Boot.ini reads the following
       [boot loader]
       Timeout=1
       Default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows
       [operating systems]
       multi(0)disks)0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows=Microsoft Windows Xp Professional     /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

The only think I didnt do is to repair XP.   Do you think the D partition is gone?
HELP!
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It certainly sounds like you've got a dead disk...   I'd recommend that you pull all other disks, and run SpinRite (from a bootable CDROM) to diagnose that disk
http://www.grc.com/intro.htm 
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Dead disk or dead partition?  Any other free utilities available?
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There are a gallizion free/shareware disk recover tools... however, I'd still suggest SpinRite.  Best $90 investment you can make, considering the current stock market :)
http://www.google.com/search?q=free+disk+recovery&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1 
 
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