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i think this is the right place to post this topic. i am using a different computer at the minute because when i turn on my computer i just get a black screen that says ''the following file is ither missing or corrupt please re-install :

<windows root>\system32\hal.dll''

then when i press a button the computer restarts its self.

also is there anywhere i can download a reboot program to completely restart the computer.

thanks for any help!
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1. Configure the computer to start from the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.

2. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer.

3. When you receive the Press any key to boot from CD message, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.

4. When you receive the Welcome to Setup message, press R to start the Recovery Console.

5. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you have to use from the Recovery Console.

6. When you are prompted, type the administrator password, and then press ENTER.

7. At the command prompt, type bootcfg /list, and then press ENTER. The entries in your current Boot.ini file appear on the screen.

8. At the command prompt, type bootcfg /rebuild, and then press ENTER. This command scans the hard disks of the computer for Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, or Microsoft Windows NT installations, and then displays the results.

Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to add the Windows installations to the Boot.ini file. For example, follow these steps to add a Windows XP installation to the Boot.ini file:

a. When you receive a message that is similar to the following message, press Y: Total Identified Windows Installs: 1

[1] C:\Windows

Add installation to boot list? (Yes/No/All)

b. You receive a message that is similar to the following message: Enter Load Identifier

This is the name of the operating system. When you receive this message, type the name of your operating system, and then press ENTER.

This is either Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.

c. You receive a message that is similar to the following: Enter OS Load options

When you receive this message, type /fastdetect, and then press ENTER.

Note The instructions that appear on your screen may be different, depending on the configuration of your computer.

9. Type exit, and then press ENTER to quit Recovery Console.

Your computer restarts, and the updated boot list appears when you receive the "Please select the operating system to start" message.
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thanks for your help so far.

i only managed to get to step 4 untill i got another problem. i booted the computer from disc and the windows setup screen appeared. i waited while it was loading the files but when it got to the point where it says ''setup is starting windows'' i get the blue screen appear. it has the following techniqual information:

*** STOP: 0x0000007E (0XC0000005, 0XF835C0BF, 0XF8988208, 0XF8987F08)

*** PCI.SYS - Address F853C0BF Base at F8535000, Datestamp 3B7D855C

thanks again for any help

**Luke**
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You can use this guide to repair XP

Possibly, you will need to press the start button and keep tapping the delete key, (possibly F2) until the PC enters set up. Change the boot order to CD ROM Drive then hard drive, press F10 then press enter, load the XP CD then type Y then press enter, as it reboots, look for press any key to load from CD, press enter

You will need your XP product key to complete this

The XP Product Key is a 25 character alpha numerical code, which does not include the sequence OEM


If you have audio / video files which are subject to DRM you should check with the provider for known issues with performing an XP repair install

XP Repair Install

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

The XP repair install will look and run as a normal install, however, you must not see a request to format the drive


After running XP Repair you will need to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update
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hey. the same thing happened again. when windows setup had loaded the files and said ''set up is starting windows'' i got the blue screen. i think most people call it the ''blue screen of death''

any ideas?

thanks again

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Click this for a guide to using Memtest



Click this to download Memtest



Run it overnight if possible
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