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<windows Root> \system32\hal.dll


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#1 SPOKE123

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 09:39 PM

this is my sons computer that i have a problem with.when i turn on his computer the screen comes up and says

windows could not start because of the following file is missing or corrupt|
<windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
please re-install a copy of the above file.

when i turn on the computer the screen comes up and says as above.there is no desk top ,no icons ,no start button just as message.
i've put in the windows os cd and the same message appears.
he has a dell dimension 3000

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#2 rowal5555

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 03:15 AM

I had this problem recently and it was expensive to get fixed by the experts and my machine was out of commission for three weeks.

The best solution for this seems to be relatively easy and can be found HERE. Of course I found it too late.

Hope this helps. Please post back and let us all know how it goes.

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 07:59 AM

Error Message: Cannot Find \Windows\System32\hal.dll
This usually occurs when the boot.ini becomes corrupted or when a user is attempting to dual boot a computer.

Langa Letter: XP's Little-Known 'Rebuild' Command - easy fix for "Missing HAL.DLL," "Invalid Boot.Ini," and several other fatal startup errors.
http://www.informationweek.com/story/showA...cleID=185301251

How Do I Repair A Missing Or Corrupt HAL.DLL
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http://www.5starsupport.com/xp-faq/1-10.htm
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Posted 15 December 2010 - 07:23 AM

Error message:Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.Please reinstall a copy of the above file.

It happens if the System32 hal.dll file is missing or corrupt. you need to reconstruct the boot.ini file.

Follow the tutorial http://www.completepcpedia.com/file_missing.html




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