They outdid themselves

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A couple weeks ago, I got an email from my parents. Their desktop PC had broken: When they tried to boot it, it gave them an error about Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \system32\hal.dll

Not an unheard of problem. I made a couple of suggestions, then sent a link to e that gave the exhaustive list of ways to fix the problem.

Item 4 on that site, booting off the install disk and using the repair console to re-create the boot.ini file, was the one that fixed it: Without the boot.ini, Windows can't find the hal.dll and so the error appears.

So they re-created boot.ini and up came Windows, good as new. All well.

Or so it seemed, until the NEXT time they rebooted. Same error. Same fix.

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Get Real

Lets see, so when Windows has a problem that causes a few systems out of tens of millions to have a problem after updating IE they're morons (correction, "utter morons"). Yet when Unoobtu fubars pretty much all their systems after doing a system upgrade - it's a small problem and hey, they did after all fix it after just a few days. I guess that dual standard is the faith part of all the OS religious fanboy crap.

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