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    Jeriel is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    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?
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    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.
    heh.

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    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...

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545

    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.
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    klpz is offline Senior Member Frequent Poster
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeriel View Post
    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?
    what country you live in?

    if you really can't find a disk, ill send you mine..
    heh.

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    Jeriel is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    i live in singapore im gunna try calliing soon, havent had any time.
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