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Created by voodoo on February 25, 2011 14:00:41    Last update: February 25, 2011 14:03:46
Suddenly my Windows XP failed to boot with this error message on a blank screen: missing or corrupt <windows root>\system32\hal.dll I took out the hard drive, put it in a USB enclosure and attached it to another PC. Then I ran CHKDSK and it fixed some file system errors. But I did find that hal.dll was intact, so hal.dll was not missing or corrupt . It turned out that the file that was really missing was C:\boot.ini . It is a hidden file, so you have to use attrib boot.ini to see it. The file is missing if attrib boot.ini returns nothing (run in the root folder C:\). In my case I reconstructed the boot.ini file: [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)dis... and changed the attributes back...
Created by Dr. Xi on June 01, 2010 16:44:12    Last update: June 01, 2010 16:45:52
I installed JDK 1.6 under C:\jdk1.6.0_20 and unpacked Eclipse GALILEO in C:\local\eclipse . When I launched Eclipse with eclipse.exe , it simply displayed a splash page and shutdown. Running eclipsec.exe displayed some vague errors: C:\local\eclipse>eclipsec Error occurred during... Turning on debug: C:\local\eclipse>eclipsec -debug Start VM: -Dos... The Solution: add -vm option to eclipse.ini : -startup plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1...