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Hi, i recently copied my main harddrive (an old 80gb samsung) using AOMEI Partition assistant standard edition 5.2. So it copied everything from the old samsung to a partition on the seagate 1000gb hdd.
Anyhow, i changed my bios to boot from the newer harddrive Seagate 1000gb, and i got the hal.dll problem. Atm i'm running xp on the old hdd. I'm wondering if anyone know what might be the problem? Could it be the boot.ini or actually the hal.dll itself? Help will be very much appreciated smile.gif
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It would help to know what OS (on the Seagate) you're trying to boot, as anything beyond WinXP no longer uses boot.ini.
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Hi, i recently copied my main harddrive (an old 80gb samsung) using AOMEI Partition assistant standard edition 5.2. So it copied everything from the old samsung to a partition on the seagate 1000gb hdd.
Anyhow, i changed my bios to boot from the newer harddrive Seagate 1000gb, and i got the hal.dll problem. Atm i'm running xp on the old hdd. I'm wondering if anyone know what might be the problem? Could it be the boot.ini or actually the hal.dll itself? Help will be very much appreciated smile.gif

    Did you clone to the first partition on the Seagate?  That's important since the Boot.ini file counts partitions and currently points to the first partition of the first disk.  If not, try cloning again, except to the first partition this time.
    If both HDDs use the SATA interface, you could also try disconnecting the old HDD and connecting the new HDD to the SATA0 port and see if that makes Windows XP boot successfully.

    If it still doesn't work, try cloning the disk again with FarStone DriveClone.  It is free for non-business use (the link is at the bottom-right of the page), and it has worked well for me.  Before starting the clone operation, exit as much software as you can and disable your antivirus/security software to minimize disk access.
 
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