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Error when restarting computer

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Hi. :)

Okay. This is what's happening.. When I reboot (or sometimes when I just boot), my computer shows this error, right after the BIOS screen:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:


And sometimes this is the error I get:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt.
Windows root\system32\hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

I can still boot though, I just press the power button on the cpu tower and shut it downs there. Then after waiting for a few secs I open it up and then sometimes it goes through.

It's just annoying and it doesn't make you feel at peace when you know there's something wrong and there's a possibilty that it won't boot anymore.

Anyone to shed light on this?
Thanks for reading.

Edited by diop, 12 October 2007 - 08:01 PM.

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Does it boot into safe mode? Maybe tried a system restore if you recently installed some other software that could be maing it do this?

I also looked up what hal.dll is, and it is a file that communicates with the hardware of your pc, which apparently can become damaged, and can be fixed via the recovery console.

Edited by Adrenalin, 13 October 2007 - 12:57 AM.

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Hi Diop and welcome to GeekstoGo.

Usually for this issue I recommend following the instructions in my Knowledge Base for recovering registry from snapshot.


It seams you have a different issue though.

Try rebuilding the boot sector using the following information in the link below.

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