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Problems with ntoskrnl.exe and hal.dll

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#1 Meobenderson


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Posted 12 October 2008 - 09:49 AM

I have for a long time had problems with the mentioned files (ntoskrnl.exe and hal.dll). But after restarting my computer a couple of times it would normally load windows, and when I checked for those dll's they were in the correct folder, so no problem there.
But after a long time I got annoyed by having to restart my computer so many times before it would actually start. So 5 days ago I wrote the names of the files down and went and downloaded hal.dll and then replaced the one that was in my system32 folder.
So now I have the real problem: It won't start at all. I get the message:
"missing dll-files for kernel" I can get in to Setup and Boot-selection. But not safe mode. (and yes I know how to start in safe mode)
I have heard that you can "turn the computer back in time" (dunno what other english expression I should use for that) from the setup, but I can't seem to find out how.
Inb4 I'm not hardcore at this, which means i don't know alot of terms and such, so I'd apprechiate if you'd explain it in a simple way.

Thx in advantage.

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 09:56 AM

See if one of these helps:
Error Message: Cannot Find \Windows\System32\hal.dll

"Invalid Boot.ini" or "Windows could not start" error messages when you start your computer

NTOSKRNL.EXE is missing or corrupt
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Posted 12 October 2008 - 10:48 AM

Can you use other bootable media to restore the old HAL.DLL file?
I don't believe that System Restore will be of help here, and you'd have to be able to boot into Windows in order to run the System File Checker (SFC.EXE /SCANNOW)

I'd suggest a repair install of XP (a repair install is supposed to leave your programs and data intact). If you have Internet Explorer 7 installed, read this first: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=917964
Then the "how-to" for the repair install is here: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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