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#1 Jove

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 04:45 PM

Ah Oh I'm back,

I was entering into the internet when I decided to check firewall not installed in the Compact Presario 5000, WXP2, and got connected to an Internet explore page these are different than the pages that are used by AOL, which I am normally use to, . .
I found for some reason that this was a sharing situation and I moved to links to check Windows updates, this is a computer given me in July, there were updates presented I proceeded to search etc.
encountered a couple of IE has encountered a problem error report and has to close etc. it didn't close, but, eventually the screen shut down to black screen with the red Compaq logo,

then a screen came up with the following;
Windows could not restart because the following file is missing or corrupt.

< windows root >\system32\hal.dll.

Please re-install a copy of the above file.


I am not sure if this was deleted during the AdAware cleaning process, so, I would really like to hear from you again on this, since that computer is sitting there with a black screen and the above message on it.

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 05:28 PM

I do not understand the free hal.dll fixes on the internet, how can you install the file if your computer will not start the windows ??

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 05:42 PM

Those type of repairs are done from the recovery console. Do you have an XP Home CD?

Edit to add link: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_haldll_missing.htm

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 05:46 PM

No, the only thing I can find is an SP1, from ny 4403US, that will open, It might work which means if it does I got a night ahead of me.

Yeah this happen during an Win,update, I am not the first for this to happen to, I think it must happen to all naughty people.

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 05:56 PM

I don't think it will do anything but restore to SP1, I could try all the options in Safe mode since I've been able to get into it, but I would need to access the internet, and the safe mode takes me to the old users, before this happened.

So if I can't download from the internet onto a disc a program that will by pass this mto install I am SOL !

Right !

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 07:00 PM

If you are saying that you can access safe mode, start the computer into safe mode, log on as the Administrator, go to START, Accessories, System Tools, System restore, select a restore point about 1 day ago, and click ok. Hopefully this will repair the machine. You might have to start the malware fixes over again. Do not run windows update until you are sure the machine is clean. Try to use a flash drive to move the software from one machine to the other. Install AdAware and Spybot on the flash drive, they can be run from the flash drive.
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Posted 12 August 2007 - 07:14 PM

Whoaoooo Old Art,

I have gotten there but did I not say, (or I thought I did), in the past it was old users, yes I got there to the safe mode screen.
But no further I did try previous working etc., but it reverted.
I be out for at least an hour, but I'll post, So theres no go on the CD tramsfer, Ya know something I honestly don't believe this we are being oppressed by the Anti-Trust Bullshtters, who screwed us, simply because we believed them !!

Catch you on the rebound.

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 08:41 PM

I am pretty darn shore that safe mode of any kind has not worked.

Are you saying to use a CD and download something and then upload it into the effected computer?

If it is the AAw,

That may as well take palce after I update from SP1, to Sp2 from the compaq restore disc, Unless I can get a CD at Staples tomorrow,
but if your saying I can move the hal and somehow get it into the OS, I would very much like to know about that !

What ya think ?

Jove

Edited by Jove, 12 August 2007 - 09:02 PM.

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 09:03 PM

Please see previous edition.

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 09:11 PM

It was not the ad aware that caused this issue. It was probably windows updates. Are you able to run system restore from safe mode?

Any how to run the recovery console you need the Operating System disk. Normally Compaqs disk is black and white. The machine may also have a quick restore CD, which is just used to run the recovery partition and reload the computer the way it came from the factory.

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 01:48 AM

Ok mate,, what ever you say, be back in the mornin doc,

chip, chip, and all that rot.

cheerio,
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Posted 13 August 2007 - 08:43 AM

Hello,

The only possible disc I have as previous, is a Compaq Restore Plus CD, and it is for SP1 and restoring Compaq 4403US, I thought that I should go ahead and do a full restore, then upgrade to SP2, however I am not sure that using this disc that is intended to be used in the 4403US, will be compatible with the CP5000, or if a factory SP2, can be restored to SP1 ?

Next, Can I go to an Office Max or Staples to get the right disc or is there not one available ?

Is there any other fix out there where I do not need a disc ?


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Posted 13 August 2007 - 09:23 AM

The instructions on the page that you gave to me seem a little difficult, and also seems that you have to enter into the computer program, this hal thing locks up the chances of that happening.

If you can help me here I will appreciate it,

The choises I have are;

Can I get a CD that will reinstall windows XP SP2 from Office store ?

Will The Sp1 disck from other computer work ?

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 09:52 AM

It may be possible according to this;

#927, 2006-03-07 00:51:58, by: Don Ho

I found a fix to the missing hal.dll that caused me to reinstall several systems. This time I managed to start the computer without a complete reinstall. All you need is a Windows XP Home or Pro cd. It can be sp1 or sp2. Yes a service pack 1 cd will fix a service pack 2 \"existing\" installation the way we are going to do it here.

More>>>>

http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?hal

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 10:40 AM

I have decided to Restore to SP1 and Upgrade, I am in the Process, and will let you know.

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