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#1 Sonichedgh0g

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 12:10 PM

My laptop was working perfectly fine for a couple of years now until last night when it suddenly crashed and now when I try to turn it on it says: Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll. Please re-install a copy of the above file. Is there any way to fix this or at least backup the files on my hard drive?

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 12:30 PM

Missing Windows hal.dll file - http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000490.htm

General info: 10 things you can do when Windows XP won't boot - http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10877-6031733.html

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 09:58 PM

Thanks for the help and quick reply. Unfortunately the suggestions didn't help so I tried booting under BartPE to see if I could salvage any files, but none of my files were readable. I then ran chkdsk and it fixed everything and now my computer runs perfectly! Again thanks for trying to help and the quick reply!!

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 10:01 PM

Glad you solved it, happy computing :thumbsup:!

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