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    Unhappy Hal.dll is killing me during XP installation!
    I've searched the internet for this problem and found many people with various home-brewed solutions, but none of them have worked for me.

    My Problem: I have the Boot Camp Assistant partition the drive successfully. Restart into the XP setup, format the drive again (just to be safe) and install. XP Setup restarts, and I am met with a DOS prompt stating "Windows cannot load because the file C: \windows\system32\hal.dll is corrupted or missing."

    I've tried to repair boot.ini in the recovery console and also manually replaced hal.dll. Nothing works and I don't understand why. This never happened during the beta, I just wanted to reinstall Windows in the spirit that I had just reinstalled OS X.

    Some forums have questioned whether the install was a bad disk. Mine is definitely fine, I tested it on another machine and a virtual machine via Parallels. I was just wondering if anyone had had this issue and solved it.

    So frustrating, I want some games to play for Iraq and I'm leaving in a week
    One last push!

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    For the few that might run into this issue, I solved my situation:

    After creating the partition and rebooting into the Windows setup, I deleted the random 200~ MB partition and the BOOTCAMP partition created by the Bootcamp Assistant. I then recreated my NTFS (or FAT32) partition from both of those chunks of free space. This seems to have solved my problem.
    One last push!

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    that will do it... (happend to me too)

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    if you have VMWare Fusion installed, you must uninstall it using VMWare's included uninstaller in order to install XP in Boot Camp

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