Missing hall.dll file
Posted 06 August 2009 - 02:27 PM
Posted 06 August 2009 - 04:15 PM
or try this ...
Restoring hal.dll from the Windows XP CD
1. Enter Windows XP Recovery Console.
2. When you reach the command line prompt ... type the following and then press Enter...
expand d:\i386\hal.dl_ c:\windows\system32\hal.dll
Using the expand command as shown above, d represents the drive letter assigned to the CD/DVD drive that your Windows XP CD is currently in... this is usually d, but your system could assign a different letter if you have several hard drives ...or several optical drives
c:\windows represents the drive and folder that Windows XP is currently installed on. Again, this is usually the case but your system could be different.
3. If you're prompted to overwrite the file, press Y
4. Take out the Windows XP CD, type exit and then press Enter to restart your PC.
Assuming that a missing or corrupt hal.dll file was your only issue, Windows XP should now start normally.
Posted 06 August 2009 - 06:03 PM
The HAL.dll is created during the Windows installation and is unique to the machine. The Repair Installation that happyrock linked you to should take care of that.
A corrupt, non-standard, or missing boot.ini file can also cause this error, so let's take a look at that. Click Start, right click on "My Computer", and choose "Properties". Under the "Advanced" tab, in the "Startup and Recovery" section, click on the "Settings" button. In the window that opens, click on the "Edit" button...a notepad window will open (boot.ini).
Copy and paste the contents of that window here for us.
Posted 06 August 2009 - 06:42 PM
- Is the system drive (where windows is installed) the C: drive (Local Disk C:)
- Are you running XP Home or XP Pro?
- Do you only have the one operating system installed?
Posted 06 August 2009 - 07:40 PM
Is this an OEM machine like Dell, HP, etc... that has a recovery partition on it? It makes a difference when creating a boot file.
Is the system Folder named Windows? (C:\Windows) Or does the system directory have a name like MinNT?
Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:38 AM
Copy the text in red below and paste it to the notepad.
Click "File" on the toolbar and choose "Save As". Name this file boot.ini
In the "Save as type" feild, select "All Files".
Save this file to the root of C:. (Save the file to Local disk C:/)
Reboot and see if you can start without the cd.
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
Note: This boot file is designed specifically for this computer. Use of this file on any other machine may cause boot failure.
Posted 07 August 2009 - 08:22 AM
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