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I cannot get into Safe Mode - file is missong or corrupt

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#1 Darragh


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Posted 24 April 2010 - 09:10 AM

I tried to go into safe mode but it told be that

"system\32\hal.dll is missing or corrupt. Please re-install a copy of the above file"

However I dont have a problem getting into windows in normal mode. Is this something I should worry about?

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 11:01 AM

does it boot into safe mode or does it stop here also it is kinda of odd to see this. usually it is the other way around.
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 11:02 AM

Well, if you can use the computer in normal mode without problems, I wouldn't worry about it. :thumbsup:

Safe mode isn't used all that often.
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 12:59 PM

Something doesn't make any sense what so ever, if in Safe Mode you receive that error then you should be receiving that same error when booting into Normal Mode.

I would be instantly worried that you cannot get into safe mode.

Have you ran any Malware Scans?

For what its worth, the actual path to hal.dll would be c:\windows\system32\hal.dll

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