You do not have to reinstall Windows if you wish to add an additional drive. If you want to be able to boot from that drive, or to replace your current boot drive, you will need to install Windows on it.
Reinstalling Windows will not erase the hard drive unless you tell it to reformat the hard drive before reinstalling the operating system. You will have to reinstall all your programs that were installed prior to reinstall but all your saved files will still be there.
Hard Drive:Possibly because your filesystem is broken or corrupt. TO FIX: MUST HAVE WINDOWS INSTALL DISK/RESTORE, THEN REINSTALL, MUST HAVE ACTIVATION KEY FOR REINSTALL! CD/DVD DRIVE: WORN OUT DISC, BROKEN CD/DVD PLAYER, CORRUPT/BROKEN OR NO FILESYSTEM, NO FILESYSTEM AS IN YOU NEED TO FORMAT THE DISC OR REPLACE YOUR CD/DVD DRIVE OR REPLUG IDE PLUG. FLOPPY DISK:NO FLOPPY IN DRIVE, BROKEN/DAMAGED DRIVE, CORRUPT OR UNFORMATTED DISK, UNPLUGGED IDE ON MOTHERBOARD. FIX: FORMAT FLOPPY, REPLACE FLOPPY DRIVE, PUT FLOPPY IN DRIVE. Disk read error is because your Harddisk's/CD/DVD drive/Floppy Drive is broken, corrupt, missing, unformatted or unplugged.
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No, Not unless it was a "disk image"backup.
You should only format your hard drive when it is necessary to do so, such as when you need to reinstall Windows.
Whether or not the hard drive has Windows installed on it is irrelevant to the actual process of replacing the drive. if you want to preserve the current Windows installation, you'll need to use hard drive imaging software to copy the data from the old drive. Otherwise, you can simply replace the drive and reinstall Windows as you would normally.
No. In order for it to be "another C: drive", it would have to be on a completely different computer.
On Windows NT-based operating systems such as Windows XP, NTLDR is the file that is launched by the boot sector and is what loads the NT kernel. It can become corrupt for a number of reasons. For instance, this could be a sign that your hard drive is about to fail. When a hard drive is about to crash, it will sometimes boot into Windows while other times it will complain about corrupt files. It could also become corrupt because of a virus, bumping the PC, or maybe a bad shutdown of the PC.
This is a very vague question. It could be anything. A scratch in the Windows CD, a dirty CD ROM drive (yes, they periodically need cleaning!), hard drive failure, etc.
If you have not used disk imaging / cloning software to transfer it to the new drive, yes. You can still reinstall with the disc, however.
It depends on what for you are going to use the hard drive. If you want to use it like the system drive, then the answer is Yes, you have to reinstall everything. If you want to use it just to keep data on it, then the answer is No. Just connect to your PC and format it. You have to turn off the computer off before you will start the procedure.
Once installed, windows can be edited. It is not recommended, however, as you could seriously damage the system by accidentally changing vital code to run windows, like how to communicate with the hard drive or the disk drive, for example.
You should save all your personal data of a separate drive (USB flash drive or external hard drive). Then deconnect it from your computer. Finaly, insert your windows CD and choose to erase all files on the drive that windows is installed.
A recovery disc is used to reinstall windows, when you decide to do this depends on your requirements. You may just want to reset your computer just to clear the junk, it could be when your computer will no longer get into windows and you need to find out if your windows is corrupt or if your hard drive has failed, if windows doesn't reinstall then your hard drive has probably failed. The recovery CD maybe used to put the computer back to the state when you first purchased it, however some brands have another CD to put the computer back to factory settings and the recovery CD is merely a copy of windows and nothing else, used especially if the recovery partition is corrupt. However, some recovery discs do have advanced uses, you can use it to access the command prompt, repair the master boot records; the boot configuration files; an alternative means to perform a chkdsk to repair bad sectors. It can be used to provide you with an interface to partition your drive and any other aspects which involve control and maintenance of your hard drive.
If you are very quick you can use a program called Recuva by piniform to recover files. If that doesn't work, you've most likely lost them. Next time, you need to take a backup
Reinstall Windows XP from your CD or DVD set and reformat your hard drive. This will erase everything including the virus. Also, get a Mac.
This is an error in your Operating System (Windows), there is no way to 'exit' this error. You can try fixing the error with a GNU/Linux liveCD or with a recovery console from the Windows system, or you can reinstall your OS (which will likely erase your data and applications). Use a GNU/Linux liveCD to boot into your computer and access your files and copy them to an external drive, flash drive, or network drive, to keep them safe before you reinstall.
You probably have a bad hard drive. Run diagnostics on the drive via a boot disk from cd-rom. The well known drive manufacturers have such a download available. It will check the health of the hard drive. The other possibility is that for some reason the "Master Boot Record", MBR is corrupt or bad, though the former problem is more likely. You may have to replace the hard drive and reinstall windows and programs.
Replace the corrupt hal dll error with a compatible one.
I am unsure of the names but I can remember what each one does. The first one should merely reinstall windows but leave all your files where they currently are. The second one should move the current structure of your hard drive to a folder normally entitled something along the lines of "my old disk structure". It will then reinstall windows on your hard drive. The third option should completely wipe your hard drive and reinstall windows on it. If you have any files that aren't backed up then you will lose them. Dont use this option if you have any files on the computer when you use this option you will lose them!
I would have to say something is corrupt with the files on the DVD or you do not have a DVD compatible drive on your computer.