Posted 11 July 2009 - 06:24 PM
Hi i've been having this continuous problem with my computer.
when i start my computer it comes to black screen, and in white letters reads, "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." Now this all happens before it can reach the windows loading screen. I've done some research and found couple of solution to get windows to run again. However once i shut down the computer or restart it, i get the exact same problem. I got to windows again through the Windows Recovery Console; once i got windows to run again, i searched for hal.dll, and found it where it was exactly suppose to be. however when i checked my boot.ini file, it was not present. i created a new boot.ini using the default settings. regardless once i restarted my comp the problem was still there. i've also ran a full system scan by malwarebytes. it seemed to have detected couple of infected files. After i have quarantined and deleted those infected files, the problem persists. i think i've tried everything except seek professional help. so if it's possible can someone out there assist me? Thanks in advance