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Old 12-12-2006, 03:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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a virus of some sort might have corrupted one of my drives and my computer would only start up on safe mode.

i didn't want to deal with the virus on that drive so i bought a new hard drive and installed XP on it. I intended to connect the infected drive as a slave and copy important data to the new drive.

But as soon as I connect the old HD as a slave windows won't start.
The error reads as:

windows could not start
<windows root>\system\hal.dll

But if I disconnect the old HD windows starts up.

I'm just not sure what software would be most adequate to address this problem. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-12-2006, 04:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Take the old drive and put it in as a master, and remove the new drive, do a Windows Repair Install, and it should work as normal, it's not a virus.
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