Having problems with your Sony VAIO VGN-T170P/L Notebook ?

Bsod, error code:0x00000024, hdd problem booting xp os

\015 Hi guys, im trying to fix a sony vaio VGN-T170P but at start up after(vaio screen) i get the bsod, error code:0x00000024, and have sussed out that the hal.dll file has something to do with it, iv tried to reboot using windows cd, but it's not letting me access the windows partitions etc....\015\012\015\012i cant get access to formatting options and just my luck that the hdd doesnt have a backed up version of os etc on it....\015\012\015\012vaio recovery wizard is there but cant get what it aint got lol, any advice on the msk400 (toshiba hdd) format?\015

Answers :

Can you do this
\015\012
\015\012Boot from the Windows XP CD.
Watch for a Press any key to boot from CD... message similar to the one shown above.
Press a key to force the computer to boot from the Windows CD. If you do not press a key, your PC will continue to boot to the Windows XP installation that's currently installed on your hard drive. If this happens, simply reboot and try to boot to the Windows XP CD again.
\015\012When the Windows XP Professional/Home Setup screen appears, press R to enter Recovery Console
Select your OS and enter password (if needed)
\015\012When you reach the command prompt type the following and then press Enter:
\015\012expand d:\\i386\\hal.dl_ c:\\windows\\system32\\hal.dll
Using the expand command as shown above, d represents the drive letter assigned to the optical drive that your Windows XP CD is currently in. While this is most often d, your system could assign a different letter. Also, c:\\windows represents the drive and folder that Windows XP is currently installed on. Again, this is most often the case but your system could be different.
\015\012If you're prompted to overwrite the file, press Y.
\015\012Take out the Windows XP CD, type exit and then press Enter to restart your PC.
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