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windows loads only from flash-drive but not from local HDD (eee2G, custom install)

windows loads only from flash-drive but not from local HDD (eee2G, custom install)

"My special (see below) Windows XP doesn't load normally:
system32\hal.dll is missing or corrupt."

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Guest [Entry]

"by simply stretching out my question on the board, i was able to see how to fix it ...

first, before I posted the question, I had already copied all the files from the bootable USB stick's root dir onto the ""hard drive"", included the missing boot.ini and ntldr.

after i wrote the question, i edited the BOOT.INI, and changed

rdisk(1)

to

rdisk(0)

the reason was, if the installation process mounted winroot as D, then it thought it's the 2nd disk. but it isn't, it's the first disk, which is why i tried a zero (0)

and it now works!

and boots well enough.

i decided to leave this post for the community,
in case another advanturous hero will find it useful."