Painkiller667 Posted October 24, 2006 Share Posted October 24, 2006 I booted a laptop with knoppix and instead of copying sam and system files, i moved them. (WHY DO THEY EVEN HAVE THE MOVE OPTION). I took the usb drive, to which I moved the files out and I turned the laptop off. Then I turned it back on and windows cant start because system file is missing. I go back to boot with knoppix to write back the files I stole. I boot it up, enter my usb, and find that none of the files I had moved are there. :shock: My friend had been doing the same thing, except, he COPIED the files, and the files stayed on his usb. I took his usb and plugged it in and wanted to copy the files back into the C:WindowsSystem32Config folder and I did. The files appeared in that folder, but at the same time, at the bottom of the window, it said that i do not have permission to write to the drive. Anyway, I booted out, tried to start windows again, and now it tells me that im missing HAL.dll. I downloaded it from a website, put it in, but it tells me the same thing again. Took hal.dll from another computer, and it still tells me the same thing. First tells me that the boot.ini file is corrupted and that hal.dll is missing. please PLEASE help me. I used to think i know enough to fix any windows problem. Im not a noob, but during panic, its like you lose all your knowlege. the laptop isnt mine and I have to fix it asap. Maybe a suggestion of a Windows fix disk that will replace all the needed files, but keep everything else that was on the pc before. Thanks guys. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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