Model- Hp 753d, those that have system restore so they come without discs
Problem: Accidentally deleted quite a number of important files and replaced hal.dll (they call it hal32.dll) in system32. Now cant startup , pressing f10 gives a invalid boot.ini so i cant reformat. Im screwed, anyone?
Mmmm imo you are screwed, take it to the local technician he/she might have something up his/her sleeve :P
why would you mess around with such files anyway :P bl
ooooooorr borrow a disk from your friend
Last edited by klpz; 12-02-2006 at 12:07 AM.
Yeah, I'm sure you can get a disk from somewhere... in this case I would even say to download one because you FUCKING NEED A DISK!
The right thing to do is to call HP, tell them the compie is screwed and you need the disk... They should send you a new one, but from what I've heard about HP, they tend to send out some recovery disk... not the XP install CD. So give them a call, tell them that you need an install disk and NOT A RECOVERY DISK. If they say no, or send you the wrong one... tell them next computer is going to be a dell, then just download a XP disk (make sure you get the one that matches your install... if it's home, find home... pro, find pro... media, find media.)
These hardware companies are pissing me off. I had to make my own (found the image maker burried in the Start menu on my Dell Laptop). It's fucking rediculous.
Meh... anyway, after you have a disk, either by calling HP, downloading, or borrowing (and copying it in case of later need) from a friend, follow these instructions...
I had to do something similar to these instructions once for a friend... he had a few hundred viruses... I got the thing to start up, but had to give it a new shell and a new file manager to run it. Thing was totaly shot... meh, got him through the week untill he could reinstall.
thanks to Silverwmoon!
what country you live in?
Originally Posted by Jeriel
if you really can't find a disk, ill send you mine..
i live in singapore im gunna try calliing soon, havent had any time.