I have an old Compaq s4000nx that a buddy gave me for the kids but its wicked messed up after he tried to partition his HDD. there are no restore disks. I have the recovery partition sort of back where it belongs. he created a ghost image of the recovery partition b4 he started making a mess but it will not boot. this HDD was completely formated when i got it and i rebuilt the 2 partitions below, but there prolly wrong.
right now the PC has 2 partitions.
F10 will not start the compaq restore console. it gives me a hal.dll missing or corrupt error. I have fdisk /mbr, Fixboot, FixMBR and it still does the same. Boot.ini shows the recovery and windows for selections but when i choose recovery it gives me the error.
its got to be something stupid im not thinking of.
anyone have a clue? anyone have the restore dvd?