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Windows Could Not Start Because The Following File Is Missing Or Corrupt


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#1 Scott1970

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Posted 11 March 2006 - 12:14 PM

Hello
I was surfing the internet this morning when my IE locked up. As I was trying to use task manager to end the program my PC shut off and tried to reboot. After a few minutes the following message came up

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<windows root>\system 32\hal.dll
Please reinstall a copy of the above file.

I was hoping someone could tell me what happened and more importantly what if anything there is I can do to fix this. Thanks.

Scott

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Posted 11 March 2006 - 03:14 PM

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_haldll_missing.htm
I did'nt have time to read up on this but it seems legit. hope this solves your problem.

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Posted 11 March 2006 - 04:44 PM

Thanks MOTE
Unfortuantely I am pretty computer illiterate and didn't really understand anything in that link. I'm hoping for some simpiler step by step instructions if there are any. Thanks again for taking the time to post the link. I appreciate it.

Scott

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Posted 11 March 2006 - 05:11 PM

Try this:

HAL.DLL missing
Boot from your XP CD, hit 'R' (recovery console), run these commands:

bootcfg /list
bootcfg /rebuild


Let us know if that is not clear or if you need more explicit instructions.
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EDIT: Sorry, I was in a hurry earlier and didn't have time to elaborate. Let me explain further:

When you get an error regarding a missing or corrupt hal.dll file, it might simply be the BOOT.INI file on the root of the C: drive that is misconfigured.

Here's what to do:

  • Insert and boot from your Windows XP CD.
  • At the first R=Repair option, press the R key
  • Press the number that corresponds to the correct location for the installation of Windows you want to repair. (Typically this will be #1)
  • Type "bootcfg /list" (without the quotes) and press <enter> to show the current entries in the BOOT.INI file
  • Type "bootcfg /rebuild" (without the quotes) and press <enter> to repair it
  • Take out the CD ROM and type "exit" (without the quotes) and press <enter>


Edited by Albert Frankenstein, 11 March 2006 - 05:28 PM.

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#5 Scott1970

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Posted 11 March 2006 - 07:14 PM

Albert Frankenstein
Thank you for responding to my post. I bought the PC with Windows XP installed already and I'm pretty sure I don't have a CD for it. I'll check. If I do I'll follow your instructions. If I don't I assume I'll have to buy it? Again, thank you for your help. It's appreciated.

Thanks

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Posted 11 March 2006 - 08:50 PM

Albert
I found some restore discs that I got when I purchased the PC but they did not work. I just got off the phone with tech support and I need a new hard drive. Thanks for trying to help.

Regards,

Scott




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