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pjack0

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I have a Dell XPS desktop and get the hal.dll missing message every 2-4 weeks. I am able to reformat and re-install everything and the system works fine for a few weeks then crashes again! I have replaced the hard drive to no avail. Does anyone have any suggestions of what could be causing this? I had the computer in the US for about 9 months before moving to Australia without ever having this prolem, it started since I have moved here! Is it possible that I have a bad (faulty) power supply? Searching for answers before I give up and buy a new system! :)
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The Admiral

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Hmmmm.... in my experience the hal.dll error is caused by a bad boot.ini file, specifically if it is pointing to the wrong partition on the disk. Have you noticed that something you do causes the error? Are you using any third-party programs to clean up your computer (registry optimizers, file cleaners, etc)?
And next time this happens, I want you to just try running a fixboot from the recovery console. ask again if it happens again and we'll walk you through it.
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Power supply could be a problem. The only variable that could affect the computer is the voltage difference (220 in Auatralia, 110 in the US). Do you have a switch on your power supply unit that enables changing voltage?

Edited by The Skeptic, 02 April 2008 - 11:49 AM.

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