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XP PRO problem

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#1 donar


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Posted 21 July 2014 - 07:56 PM

hi i have a`problem with my xp pro desktop, i was trying to uninstal spybot this morning , got about half done , it stopped , i got the message, 


root>\system32\hal.dll file missing or corrupt , reinstal 


how can i reinstal this file , i cannot get into the computer  even by using F8 and safe mode.

or how can i do a complete reboot, i do not care if i lose all files and data, i do not have a restore disc , the pc was custom built , i do have the XP PRO product code , thank you donar

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 06:26 AM

If you have the XP install disc you could do a repair install, this should replace the missing hal.dll file. If you don't have the disc can you beg, borrow or steal one ?


Power up the computer, put the disc in the CD / DVD drive, power off, re-start and it should boot from the disc - you may get the 'Click any key to boot from CD' message. When you get to a screen that gives you the choice of 'Install or Repair', choose repair. There are other ways of doing this but that is the simplest if you have an install disc. I know you said you don't have a restore disc but that's not the same thing.


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