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One of my friends was usuing an XP Home Ed. and a linux distro..then he decided to change the distro to Mandrake 9.0.and he did.mandrake worked properly but windows was ...
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    hall.dll error on windows


    One of my friends was usuing an XP Home Ed. and a linux distro..then he decided to change the distro to Mandrake 9.0.and he did.mandrake worked properly but windows was not started and the error was about hall.dll .he can see the win partition from linux and hall.dll is there. so what could be the problem?

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    Might be caused by incorrect entries in the boot.ini file.
    Is he using the Windows boot loader?
    I am not sure if XP home edition installs in the same way as Pro does but if it does boot from the cd and do an automatic repair, which might fix it.

    You can also run fix /mbr from the recovery console and that will get you back into XP.

    Get rid of XP Home edition and install Pro.

    Cheers

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    or bether, uninstall it and use GNU/Linux 100 %

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    I agree completely with Kriss! =)
    You know, it's pretty funny... When someone uses Win XP Home, you think that "Oh God, XP Home sucks so much; get rid of it and install XP Pro instead!". Then, when you've said that to him, you realize that XP Pro sucks almost just as much.
    Why can't just everyone go Linux instead? How much easier life would get...

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    I used to bash MAC OS just the way XP/W2k gets bashed around here.
    When I used a MAC it turned out to be OK

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    Well, in that case I guess that the difference is that you hadn't used a Mac before, while, although I cannot speak for Kriss, I have 13 years of experience with MS systems.

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    Before i read those comments my friend formatted the windows partition.Absolute solution
    Just a Newbie....Looking 4 Info....

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    That makes me all warm inside! =)

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