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Random crashes, now won't boot with hal.dll error


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#1 InThePalms

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 08:16 PM

At first, I could boot, with a hang at agp440.exe. Then I could only boot into safe mode, where I finally got into Event Viewer and it said AVGxxx.sys, and intelppm.sys were not loading. It would freeze in safe mode. I uninstalled my AVG antivirus, and it would boot normally from there, but would crash randomly...sometimes after a couple minutes, sometimes after a couple hours. Then it stopped booting normally again. I booted to safe mode, then used msconfig to disable all non-MS services , and all startups, and for a while it would boot normally, but still crash. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the video driver. I have since gotten a tcpip.sys error. Now I have a corrupt hal.dll error and cannot boot at all. Am I chasing a ghost--symptoms of maybe a power supply problem, or do I need to reinstall XP?

Its a Sony Vaio desktop with a Pent4 2.8. I have run memtest, all OK. I have tested for CPU throttling, but all OK. I have run Sandra for environment monitoring, but all shows OK, until it freezes. I am losing my mind!

I thought maybe a boot.ini problem, but I can't get to a c prompt. Any help is appreciated!

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 09:19 PM

With the multitude of various errors, I'm wondering if the hard drive might be damaged
Go to the hard drive manufacturer's support site
In their download section they should have a diagnostic application you can use

Edited by garmanma, 19 April 2009 - 09:19 PM.

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