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    I replaced a hard drive with a larger one from another laptop computer.  I deleted the partitions then created new partitions and installed XP.  After installation and during startup it now shows two operating systems (both XP) and asks which one to start ( but there is only one). 

     

    Obviously choosing the first one 'all is well'.  I tried once to see what would happen if choosing the second one.  I got a messege <windows root> \system32.hal.dll is corrupt or missing and needs to be replaced. 

     

    Since there is only one system can I change / fix this somewhere so that my laptop will start up without delay or in a normal way?

     

    In advance Thanks!

     

     

    Saturday, November 1, 2008 10:50 PM