[What is the TTAV134 BIOS and how would I attain it? Though my issue wasn't with the 2010 error but this message"windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt windows system32 config\system32\hal.dll file is corrupt or missing" that suddenly appears when I load my hard drive, I thought the 2010 error would disappear if I format my harddrive?
The "... file is missing or corrupt" message has to do with a Windows setup which has gotten messed up, while the 2010 "Hard Drive incompatibility error" has to do with the fact that your hard drive is not on an accepted "whitelist" of hard drives which I.B.M. created for the T43 and R52 laptops. Apples and oranges, one error has nothing to do with the other. Therefore, reformatting the hard drive/reinstalling Windows will hopefully restore a proper, working Windows setup (unless there is indeed a problem with your hard drive). However, the 2010 error will remain unless you do the BIOS hack quoted above. As for that, I haven't had a chance to experiment with it myself, nor am I an expert on the issue. (I personally prefer to just change BIOS setting to "resume after 2010 error without pressing Enter" or just use one of the whitelisted hard drives when dealing with a T43 or R52- Fujitsu 120GB or smaller hard drives usually work). You can read the Forum discussions and then decide for yourself about its necessity, safety, and efficacy. I personally find the 2010 error to be merely a harmless annoyance. The only advantage I would see is a slightly faster boot time and one less beep. I'm one who believes in leaving well enough alone.
You may search the Forum for "2010 error" using this tool: http://www.google.com/advanced_search?q ... as_qdr=all
You'll find much discussion on the issue.
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