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#1 juley54

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 02:12 PM

Can anyone help me create a bootable XP recovery console CD. My grandson's computer has crashed with the message that the hal.dll file is corrupt and needs to be reinstalled. He doesn't have the original installation cd. Everything I find about fixing this states I need to get to the recovery console. Help!

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 02:44 PM

Try the following, http://artellos.com/arcdc-page

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 04:19 PM

Thanks Louis,

I went to the site and created a disk, but how do I make it work in his computer.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 04:24 PM

All instructions for using it...should lie at the website linked to.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:29 AM

computer has crashed with the message that the hal.dll file is corrupt

Hello, and :welcome: to the BC forums.

Start the Recovery Console using a Windows XP installation CD (or an XP Recovery Console CD).
  • Insert the CD in the computer's optical disk drive tray.
  • Start or re-start the computer so that it boots from the CD. You may be prompted to "Press any key". (If the system does not appear to be booting from the CD, you may need to enter the BIOS Setup Menu and change the boot order, so that the CD-ROM/optical disk drive is set to boot before the hard disk drive.)
  • When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press the R key on your keyboard to start the Recovery Console.
  • The Recovery Console will ask which Windows installation you would like to log on to.
    If you have multiple Windows installations, it will list each one, and you would type the number (that is 1, 2, or 3 etc) associated with the installation you would like to work on (usually C:\Windows) and press the <ENTER> key.
    Please advise if you are not seeing C:\Windows listed (and you think that you should).
    If you have just one Windows installation showing, type 1 and press <ENTER>.
  • You will be prompted for the Administrator's password. If there is no password, (and this is most likely), simply press <ENTER>.
  • You will be presented with a C:\Windows> prompt.
    Please advise if you are not seeing a C:\WINDOWS> prompt (and you think that you should).
At the C:\Windows> prompt, type chkdsk /r and press <ENTER> (Note: There is a space between "chkdsk" and "/r")
  • This will take some time to run and at times may appear stalled but just let it run.
  • If any errors are found/repairs made, run chkdsk /r again, and repeat if necessary.
Type "exit" at the prompt and press <ENTER> to close the Recovery Console and restart your system.

Does Windows start normally now?
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Let us know if you are having any trouble following the instructions.

Edited by AustrAlien, 16 February 2011 - 12:31 AM.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 08:12 AM

System manufacturer and model?

Hal.dll Missing Or Corrupt - http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c00044897

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Edited by hamluis, 16 February 2011 - 01:23 PM.


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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:48 PM

@ Louis

Please check your above link.

All I get when using the link is "HP was unable to find the page you wanted."
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 01:22 PM

Thanks, AA...HP seems to wipe its links periodically...fixed link :).

Louis

Edited by hamluis, 16 February 2011 - 01:24 PM.


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Posted 19 February 2011 - 09:58 AM

I created a recovery disk using the link at http://artellos.com/arcdc-page mentioned above by Louis and followed the instructions posted by AustrAlien. I did the check disk several times and still get the same error message:

"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"

Any more ideas. The computer is Dell laptop "Vostro 1000"

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 11:57 AM

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?c=us&cs=04&docid=272728&doclang=en&l=en&s=bsd

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 01:31 PM

I already went to that link from Dell and found the article you referenced. I did what it said and told me I need to do check disk before it went any further, which I'd already done 3-4 times. I'm trying again...I'll see what happens.

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 02:01 PM

I did what the article at Dell outlined to do and I get the following message:

Error: Failed to successfully scan disks for Windows installations. This error may be caused by a corrupt file system, which would prevent Bootcfg from successfully scanning. Use chkdsk to detect any disk errors."

I've run check disk several times and it says it completed successfully.

Any more thoughts?

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 02:56 PM

The above error message occurs after I run bootcfg /rebuild




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