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    Strange re-start

    I had to restart after upgrading my Quicken 2011 and post BIOS I got the dreaded black screen with the "windows root>\system32\hal.dll missing" please install
    I did not know what to do

    So I attempted to use the recovery console and up comes "INF file txt setup.sif is missing or corrupt"

    Now what???

    So I restarted again and attempted to load normally and up comes "Sys32\drivers\isapnp.sys is missing"

    I went into the BIOS and set the load to my CD Drive, put my XP home CD in the drive and restarted the computer and low and behold my Win XP home loaded from the C drive and not from the CD Drive.

    So what does it all mean alfee??

    First I am going to perform a complete Image save and then what???

    I am now up and running. Should I:

    do a ckdsk?

    A Win XP home repair using the XP home CD?

    Looking for assistance from the group

    Bob

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    I think when you inserted the cd and rebooted the Repair Install must have fixed the corrupt or missing files. Once you ensure all is well, I would clean up all temp files, clean out temp internet files, etc, be sure all updates are in place, defrag your system, then create an Image and whenever you change or add something, create a new Up To Date Image. With my Up To Date Images I can restore my system in about 10 minutes.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


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    Everything Ted said, but also run a chkdsk.
    Chuck

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    You might also want to open a command window and run sfc /scannow to check windows system file integrety. I would do this before the steps Ted suggested.

    Jerry

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