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double hdd copy problems

by beastman5 / July 21, 2009 3:59 AM PDT

okk i have a pretty unique situation. here it goes i have 2 hdd the original 40 gig and a 320 gig...i coppied the 40 gig compleatly to 320 including os. now whenn i booted back up i found hal.dll missing so i got slax(smallest os for linux) nd booted it from usb(disk drive is broken and i have no original xp cd)and downloaded the dll file.. i put them into correct spaces in the os and rebooted with the original worked i tried 320 and got load needed dlls for kernel. i took the hdd out nd booted from original again. i got up to where u choose login name but nothing comes up unless the other hdd is in.. can any1 tell me how to fix kernel error without a cd or how to coppy the files i need to the original that wont show logon screene.. any help will b apriciated

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"without a cd"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2009 4:11 AM PDT

Looks like bad news. Here's the deal. Let's say your XP is just that. XP. Yes you may have added the service pack SP1, SP2 or SP3 but at it's core it's "XP" and has a stifling limitation that you must NEVER put it on a drive over 127GB (see among others.)

So go back to your 40GB and use the OS till you get your CD issue resolved.

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by beastman5 / July 21, 2009 5:05 AM PDT

i need the 320 gig to run xp along with 40..weni boot up 40 all i get to is the screene to login but its blank (without the 320 in pc) but with 320 and 40 gig in it works fine ..idk y but i guess somewere in the boot some info boots from D: and some from c:

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You bet.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2009 5:09 AM PDT
In reply to: cant

Without the XP CD the repair is impossible to unlikely.

It's like a flat tire and no spare tire. I guess that situation is the same where you rob some other car of it's tires.

That boot manager issue is one you'll have to ask the forum that supports your Linux Distro but again the lack of the XP CD stops repairs cold.


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extra info
by beastman5 / July 21, 2009 5:07 AM PDT

the whole problem iss i want original xp on the 40 gig and vista premium on the 320 gig

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Then collect your CDs and DVDs and
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2009 5:09 AM PDT
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Get it done.

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