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