Can hardrive error be fixed without Windows Restore?
Posted on 2011-03-04
Yesterday I rebooted my Dell vostro 220 Server running Windows XP Pro which is 2 years old. The message came up
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
Please reinstall a copy
When I saw hal.ddl was an issue, chills ran down my spine and Space Odessy 2001 replayed before my very eyes. I have tried safe mode and booting from the Win XP Pro CD
The CD loads all the way to "Starting Windows" and 2 seconds later the big blue screen comes up and tells me to run chkdsk /f .
STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
Hence, I cannot get to the Recovery stage to reload hal.dll or even run chkdsk \f. Since I cannot get to a point where I can run chkdsk, what should I do?