Originally posted by Mentali$T
... then when i got to the desktop it was just as if only the one hdd (with os on) was there. the other hdd war there cos it was in my computer with all the files but none of these were in the start menu. i was wonderin if putting the 2 hdd's in raid 0 would fix it. and on the hdd with "my documents" in (without os) i couldnt access those files. so would raid work?
hal.dll = hardware abstract layer
basically, it is a file containing information about your hardware.
it will not work on different hardware
but if you want to use your existing XP setup, you will have to do a repair-install