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M1022m booktop drive problems
« on: October 25, 2009, 04:28:00 pm »
hi there to anyone wiling to help
i just got n Gigabyte M1022m booktop, it came out with windows home xp sp3...obviously i hated that idea so i tried to install win7, damn what a screw up it is now

firstly it didn't want to to install after i have selected the partition error : " setup was unable to create a new system partition" WTF? it also had n EISA partition which i deleted

.windows XP can format the drive and copy stuff to it but when it restarts i get a "hal.dll" error every damn time... 3copys of xp does it. Win7 on the other hand can even format the drive but can through diskpart.exe but stil cant install to it... please any ideas??

the damn thing only has limited settings in bois... only IDE config settings are HDC CONFIG set as IDE combined , only option and ATA/IDE MODE which has the setting as native and advane S3 which i cant change.

i made a a booteble win7 usb drive, boot from it, choose install following the prompts... got to the stage where i had to choose on which drive i want it ( there was 3 part in one drive, c:/ being system, d:/ being primary and one with no letter saying EOM reserved EISA... so i choose delete part and then format for drive c:/... then went to say next, well nothing happed, only a msg on bottom saying windows could to install on that drive or something like that, so i got pissed of and deleted the bunch of partitions making one big lumb of unallocated space , so i choose make new partition and so it did, when on to continue to clicking next...well guess what same out come ...msg stating windows cant install ...

thanks in advance
« Last Edit: February 16, 2010, 05:43:07 pm by runn3R »

Pottypete

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Re: booktop drive problems
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2009, 07:12:08 pm »
Hi,
Your boot file has been corrupted by win 7,
Follow this link to repair your XP installation,
The partition you deleted also may have been your recovery partition,
http://www.troublefixers.com/how-to-fix-haldll-is-missing-or-corrupt-in-windows/
You can download the HAL file to reinstall from here,
http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?hal,
I had the same problem a while ago, and my only solution was to do a low level format to reinstall of xp,
Hope you get it sorted ;D

gilgamesh

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Re: booktop drive problems
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2010, 03:50:02 pm »
Hi,
Your boot file has been corrupted by win 7,
Follow this link to repair your XP installation,
The partition you deleted also may have been your recovery partition,
http://www.troublefixers.com/how-to-fix-haldll-is-missing-or-corrupt-in-windows/
You can download the HAL file to reinstall from here,
http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?hal,
I had the same problem a while ago, and my only solution was to do a low level format to reinstall of xp,
Hope you get it sorted ;D

Interesting that

remember good old fdisk?

There is a utility on HI-RENS bootcd that is called Super or special fdisk, that re-writes the boot sector of your hdd (HEX 55AA) that solves the issue

A better vesion of the old fdisk /mbr command

Im funny I dont like low-level formatting hdd's unless i have to-but thats just me!

gilgamesh
www.overclockerstech.com , for the best in PC water cooling and hardware news

RuiPereira

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Re: M1022m booktop drive problems
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2010, 04:16:28 pm »
Actually all of our Notebook and Netbooks comes with the O/S on the HDD (Hidden partition)
This will allow you to recover your O/S without the need to use the CD/DVD.
In fact, now-a-days you don’t even get the CD, only the CD-Key (Sticker) - that’s really what you need.

The M1022 series now come installed with Win7, so the unit definitely works 100% on Win7.

Let us know if you still having problems ?

Now for FDISK... wow, the good old days  ;D

 

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