hal.dll error but with a twist...

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Limp Gawd
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I bought an Acer Aspire One netbook the other day intentionally with linux so it was cheaper, with the intent on installing my own Windows XP on it. To do this I had to make a bootable USB drive with XP on it. Simple enough. But no matter what I do I always get a hal.dll error trying to boot up after the install. Normally this is just a boot.ini problem but I read guides and played with that extensively to no avail. The OS is on C so I don't know why it is giving me this. I tried different XP installs and tried rebuilding the with bootcfg in the repair console and tried making my boot ini look like this:
[Boot Loader]
Timeout=20
Default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[Operating Systems]
C:\btsec\XPSTP.bs="1. Begin TXT Mode Setup Windows XP, Never unplug USB-Drive Until Logon"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Continue GUI Setup + Start XP from HD 0 - Part 1" /FASTDETECT
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Continue GUI Setup + Start XP from HD 1 - Part 1" /FASTDETECT
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Continue GUI Setup + Start XP from HD 1 - Part 2" /FASTDETECT
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Continue GUI Setup + Start XP from HD 1 - Part 3" /FASTDETECT
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Continue GUI Setup + Start XP from HD 2 - Part 1" /FASTDETECT

I tried all the partitions but nothing is working and I'm getting pretty frustrated.

Does anyone know what's going on with this? I would be greatly appreciate some help if anyone can. Thanks in advance!
 

Ranma_Sao

2[H]4U
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Is this booting from the USB drive you did this? Or is this after txtmode setup?

What are you attempting to do?

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Limp Gawd
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I am trying to install Windows XP on my Netbook (No Disc Drive) via a USB stick. This is after textmode setup that this happens. Windows gets done installing and then upon first reboot it gives me the hal.dll is missing or corrupt please re-install the file.
 
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