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Trying to copy files from computer to external drive


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#1 Sierra1411

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 03:43 PM

My friend has a Dell computer and recently got the error message

Windows root> \system32\hal.dll is corrupt or missing. and the computer will not boot.

I've booted it using a different boot disk and am using Linux to find and copy her personal files before attempting to fix the basic problem. I keep running into this error message each time I try to copy it to an external drive for safekeeping: ERROR Read-only File System

I've looked at the attributes, made sure they're all set to read/write, but nothing has worked. Solutions anyone. It's funny. I feel more confidence about dealing with the corrupt root file than I do about this copy/paste issue.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:36 PM

What file(s) provoke this message?

http://samvasi.hubpages.com/hub/System-Error-in-Linux

http://www.programmersheaven.com/article/104483-How+to+Fix+%E2%80%9CRead-only+file+system%E2%80%9D+Error+in+Linux%3F/info.aspx

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:35 PM

Do you have an original Windows XP disk?
Not a restoration or recovery disk from a system manfacturer like Dell, Gateway, HP etc.

The hal.dll error is a simple fix with the recovery console if you have an XP cd.
I do not have my info on it on the system I am using.
Google the error message. But you will need access to the recovery console to fix it.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 04:39 AM

How Do I Fix the hal.dll is missing or corrupt Error Message Dell - http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?docid=DSN_117590&isLegacy=true

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