I am getting a error message when I try to boot up my maching, it says that the <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll. is missing or corrupt. Is there anything I can do? Thanks.
Posted 10 May 2009 - 01:23 PM
Posted 10 May 2009 - 03:48 PM
Do you have your Windows CD? If so, then click on "Repair Common Windows Startup Problems" in my sig, and follow the instructions.
If you don't have your Windows CD, then click on "Recovery Console Instructions" in my sig and follow the steps there. Once you have finished creating a boot disc from the "Recovery Console" tutorial, then use that disc as a substitute for the Windows CD in the "Repair Common Windows Startup Problems" link in my sig.
Posted 14 June 2009 - 12:27 PM
Posted 14 June 2009 - 01:00 PM
Posted 14 June 2009 - 01:12 PM
Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to CDrom.
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.
Posted 14 June 2009 - 01:31 PM
Posted 14 June 2009 - 02:48 PM
Trying to fix a Del XP laptop. As soon as it's turned on I get the error message <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll saying that the file is missing or corrupt.
I don't have the original CD to boot from so I followed the instructions in the sig above but unfortunately it didn't work. As it's booting from the CD i burnt using burncdcc it just goes to a blue screen saying windows had to be shut down to prevent damage etc.
If anyone has any ideas I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!
Posted 14 June 2009 - 03:53 PM
Please start your own topic
Although your issue may seem similar there can be other factors that may need to be resolved.
By bumping on someone's topic it makes it confusing for the tech to understand who they are helping. This can in turn cause the wrong support to be given and can cause instability or worse to happen to your system. Thank you for your cooperation.
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