I am trying to install Windows Vista on my laptop in which the CD drive no longer works. I decided I would install via USB flash drive. On that same laptop I created my bootable flash drive, vLited it to remove some undeeded things and now my laptop wont boot. It tells me that im missing a "hal.dll" file.
So now my laptop is out of commission fully. I have resorted to my old desktop which is running on windows xp. I want to create another bootable flash drive from an original unaltered copy of vista that i have just aquired. When I run DISKPART I cannot get the thing to show up in "LIST DISK" it just shows my computers harddrive. It is fully plugged in and shows up when I go to "my computer" as I: but not in diskpart. Any ideas why?
Im quite desperate now. And am willing to try anything. Can anyone help?