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Help my HP laptop will not boot it says hal.dll is missing or corrupt.... i changed the boot up to my CD and put the recover disk that came with my HP and it ran differnt DHCF ...with a bar flipping then says runs PXE-2.0 then after 4 dots exits PXE.ROM to the safe window bootup which says in about 2 min HAL.Dll is missing ect
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Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD, and make the CD bootable.

NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, which is not listed, try using Hitachi tools.
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If you have your Windows CD, then click on "Repair Common Windows Startup Problems" in my sig, and follow the instructions.

If you don't have a CD, then click on "Recovery Console Instructions" in my sig and follow the instructions to burn a bootable CD. Then use that CD with the article mentioned above.

You would also want to run a hard disk diagnostic as stated by Broni above.
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