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Laptop issue/hal.dll/Don't have CD


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#1 Jeremy James

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 08:37 PM

Hey guys,

Thanks again.

I am getting this message:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<windows root>\system32\hal.dll
Please restore a copy of the above file.

I am working on the laptop for someone from my church, and he doesn't have the XP restore CD, but, this error message is coming up on boot. It is not letting me get into Safe mode or anything.

I can get to the set up screen, if need be.

Thanks.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 08:45 PM

FWIW:

Missing Hal.dll - Missing Or Corrupt Hal.dll Error Message in Windows XP - Fix Hal.dll - http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerrorm...ssinghaldll.htm

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

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 08:52 PM

Thanks.

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 08:54 PM

Easily done :thumbsup:.

Try what you can.

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 08:58 PM

Unfortunately, none of those are options. I am unable to get to a C prompt. It did say something to the effect of being able to use a CD to get to a C prompt, but, I do not know how to do that.

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 09:03 PM

For that you'll need a Windows CD that's the same version as the version installed on the system.
The cheapest thing (usually) is to contact the manufacturer of the PC for a replacement set.
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