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windows root\ system32\hal.dll. error


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I have tried repair this error by re-installing windows but it does not give me a welcome screen that allows me to type R.
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Do you have the Windows XP CD?
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repair this error by re-installing

Repair, or reinstall?
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ok, I was able to get into the windows recovery console and I typed bootcfg \rebuild and my computer booted into windows. while i was running avg anti-virus my computer restarted and then I got the windows root\ system32\hal.dll. error again upon restart. I repeated the process but why does it keep doing this?
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Try a whole procedure...

If you have Windows CD...(if you don't have Windows CD, scroll down)

1. Insert your Windows XP CD into your CD and assure that your CD-ROM drive is capable of booting the CD.
2. Once you have booted from CD, do NOT select the option that states: Press F2 to initiate the Automated System Recovery (ASR) tool.
You’re going to proceed until you see the following screen, at which point you will press the “R” key to enter the recovery console:

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3. After you have selected the appropriate option from step two, you will be prompted to select a valid Windows installation (typically number “1″).
Select the installation number, and hit Enter.
If there is an administrator password for the administrator account, enter it and hit Enter (if asked for the password, and you don't know it, you're out of luck).
You will be greeted with this screen, which indicates a recovery console at the ready:

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4. There are eight commands you must enter in sequence to repair your problem..
NOTE. Make sure, you press Enter after each command. Make sure, all commands are exact, including "spaces".
These commands are as follows:

CD..
ATTRIB -H C:\\boot.ini
ATTRIB -S C:\\boot.ini
ATTRIB -R C:\\boot.ini
del boot.ini
BOOTCFG /Rebuild


Note about the above command.
BOOTCFG /REBUILD command which searches for pre-existing installations of Windows XP and rebuilds sundry essential components of the Windows operating system, recompiles the BOOT.INI file and corrects a litany of common Windows errors.
It is very important that you do one or both of the following two things:
A.) Every Windows XP owner must use /FASTDETECT as OS Load Option when the rebuild process is finalizing.
B.) If you are the owner of a CPU featuring Intel’s XD or AMD’s NX buffer overflow protection, you must also use /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN as an OS Load Option.
For the Enter Load Identifier portion of this command, you should enter the name of the operating system you have installed.
If, for example, you are using Windows XP Home, you could type Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition for the identifier (it's not crucial, however what the name is, as long, as it's meaningful).
Here is your computer screen:

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5. Following command verifies the integrity of the hard drive containing the Windows XP installation. While this step is not an essential function in our process, it’s still good to be sure that the drive is physically capable of running windows, in that it contains no bad sectors or other corruptions that might be the culprit:

CHKDSK /R

6. This last command writes a new boot sector to the hard drive and cleans up all the loose ends we created by rebuilding the BOOT.INI file and the system files. When the Windows Recovery Console asks you if you are Sure you want to write a new bootsector to the partition C: ? just hit “Y”, then Enter to confirm your decision:

FIXBOOT

7. It’s time to reboot your PC by typing
EXIT
and pressing Enter.

With any luck, your PC will boot successfully into Windows XP as if your various DLL, Hive, EXE and NTLDR errors never existed.



If you don't have Windows CD...
Download Windows Recovery Console: http://www.thecomput...om/files/rc.iso
Download, and install free Imgburn: http://www.imgburn.c...hp?act=download
Using Imgburn, burn rc.iso to a CD.
Boot to the CD...let it finish loading.
When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
Then, follow instructions from Step #3 above.
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ok i tried to type
ATTRIB
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OOPS...SORRY I tried to type ATTRIB -H C:\\boot.ini and i got the system cannot find the file or directory specified.
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I apologize.
There is a mistake in my manual. Single backslash, not double.
ATTRIB -H C:\boot.ini
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guys I also have this error, i've tried replacing it through recovery console, replacing ntdetect, ntldr, ntoskrnl.exe or even trying to fix the boot.ini but no luck. also tried chkdsk /r on recovery console.

So what i'm thinking now is repair but the problem is, when i boot the cd, i have to click ENTER. but after that, i don't receive terms of agreement nor the part where i can click R. I am directed to the part where I can delete partition or install windows on that certain partition.

I think i really have the full package of windows xp CD, coz when i place it on the other computer it reads as VRMPFPP_EN which implies Windows XP SP2 retail full package, right? Or am i using the wrong disk?

Thanks a lot. :)
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You need to start your own topic.
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ok ill try to. thanks :)
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Guys i got a problem and i need help rlly bad!

What if you dont have a cd burner on ur laptop?
Because my laptop is one of those small ones and it doesnt have a cd burner or whatever those things called
and i also dnt have the recovery disk

how am i supposed to fix it now?

I tried getting a copy of hal.dll file from my sister's laptop because we have the same laptop
and saved it on a thumbstick then i plugged the thumbstick to the computer and that didnt work at all

plzz u gotta help me :,(
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You need to start your own topic as well.
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You need to start your own topic as well.

thanks guy i wish it will work.....
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I did exactly as you suggested. When I exited and clicked on the the O/s indicator I'm informed that Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. If I click on the old os indicator I make a vicious circle right back to "please select the operating system to start"
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