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windows xp will not boot


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#1 Raner

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 02:27 PM

Hi all
Trying to find out what the heck is going on with a friends computer at work.Getting widows root/system32/hal.dll.and on the the line below it says to
"please reinstall a copy of the above files " without Quotes.Tryed to get in save mode no go will not let us in.Tryed to boot windows xp cd and nothing.
Any body have any Idea what is going on.Thanks Raner.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 02:34 PM

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

http://www.merchantcircle.com/blogs/Fowler...missing./175165

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 02:57 PM

hey Louis thanks for the comeback
The thing is the computer will not boot the windows xp disc,nor can we get it to go into safe mode.It's just trys to boot up and stops at the error above.One more thing could it be a bad hard dive causing the error. Thanks Raner

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 03:37 PM

If you have an XP installation CD (not a manufacturers recovery CD) boot the Recovery Console.

If you do not have one or are not sure, make your own Recovery Console CD.

Start with chkdsk /r and if the boot.ini needs rebuilding, we can do that, but do the chkdsk /r first.

Eliminate or repair possible file system corruption from a power failure, ungraceful shutdown or aborted restart.

Have any of these events occurred?

You should first boot your PC into the XP Recovery Console using a bootable XP installation CD or a bootable CD with the XP Recovery Console on it.

You can make a bootable Recovery Console CD by downloading an ISO file and burning it to a CD.

The same XP Recovery Console commands can be run from the bootable Recovery Console CD.

The bootable ISO image file you need to download is called:

xp_rec_con.iso

Download the ISO file from here:

http://www.mediafire.com/?ueyyzfymmig

Use this free and easy program to create your bootable CD:

http://www.imgburn.com/

It would be a good idea to test your bootable CD on the computer that is working.

You may need to adjust the computer BIOS settings to use the CD ROM drive as the first boot device instead of the hard disk. These adjustments are made before Windows tries to load. If you miss it, you will have to reboot the system again.

When you boot on the CD, follow the prompts:

Press any key to boot from CD...

The Windows Setup... will proceed.

Press 'R' to enter the Recovery Console.

Select the installation you want to access (usually 1: C:\WINDOWS)

You may be asked to enter the Administrator password (usually empty).

You should be in the C:\WINDOWS folder. This is the same as the C:\WINDOWS folder you see in explorer.

RC allows basic file commands - copy, rename, replace, delete, cd, chkdsk, fixboot, fixmbr, etc.

From the command prompt window run the chkdsk command on the drive where Windows is installed to try to repair any problems on the afflicted drive.

Running chkdsk is fine to run even if it doesn't find any problems.

Assuming your boot drive is C, run the following command:

chkdsk C: /r

Let chkdsk finish and correct any problems it might find. It may take a long time to complete or appear to be 'stuck'. Be patient. If the HDD light is still flashing, it is doing something. Keep an eye on the percentage amount to be sure it is still making progress.

Remove the CD and type 'exit' to leave the RC and restart the computer.

You do not have to adjust the BIOS again to boot on the HDD since the CD will not be present.

Before rebuiling your boot.ini file, read this article:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291980

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 03:55 PM

Thanks Jose for the comeback and will give it a go.Thanks again Raner

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 09:41 PM

I need to work on my boot.ini instructions.

Run the chkdsk /r and then we can proceed.

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