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Missing HAl.DLL unable to repair


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I tried searching thru the threads and couldn't find a complete answer to my problem. I apologize in adavance if I overlooked it.

Today I was deleteing a Game from my computer and I believe accidentaly removed my Hal.Dll files... I have tried numerous sites and different approaches to fix this but nothing has worked.

I have tried doing a simple repair but for some reason when I choose to accept the terms with an F8 hangs and won't go any further or if I chose the repair option and to copy the lost files it either won't allow me access or simple says I entered the wrong information...

Thank you in advance for any and all of your help.
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Try this:
Boot from your CD and follow the directions below to start Recovery Console.
Insert the Setup compact disc (CD) and restart the computer. If prompted, select
any options required to boot from the CD.
When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts; choose the repair
or recover option by pressing R.
If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that
you need to access from the Recovery Console.
When prompted, type the Administrator password. (if you didn't create one try
pressing enter).
At the system prompt, type Recovery Console commands; type help for a list of
commands, or help commandname for help on a specific command.
Most likely you will need to expand the file from the CD. The command would be
expand d:\i386\hal.dl_ c:\windows\system32\hal.dll. Substitute d: for the drive
letter of your CD. Once you have expanded the file type "exit" to exit the
Recovery Console and restart the computer.
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Sounded great but said it couldn't detect a CD.

To complicate matters I believe my power supply is going out as my computer randomly shuts off.
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You may need to change the boot options in your BIOS to detect the boot CD. Or try booting from bootable floppies: http://www.bootdisk.com
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Checked all that the CD is the first in line to detect items. It should work but it isn't. I have ran a chkdsk with repair from the the cd and repaired any bad sectors as well. So it will do certain things from the disc.

I have read the power supply going out can create funky issues such as these. I don't know if this is a myth but maybe I should replace the power supply before I try to boot with a floppy.

I wanted to say "THANKS" for help and the resources you've provided.
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