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I am at a loss. My laptop was working fine one moment and then the next I'm getting "System32\Hal.dll missing or corrupt:

Please re-install a copy of the above file. "

I do not have a cd drive how do I fix this? Can I load the dll onto a zip drive and go from there? Please help!
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I'm not sure about zip drive, but...

Creating a USB bootable XP recovery console: http://tuts4tech.net...covery-console/
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I believe you need to check the BIOS and see if the Zip Drive can be moved to the first boot device.
Some bios will have this feature.
I know on my MOBO it will allow this.
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Good point :)
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I did exactly as you suggested I copied the file indicated and then followed instructions with the 8 commands. I exited and restarted. When I 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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I'd...
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 (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.

NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.
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can I load that on my jump drive? T
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I believe so...
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So if it's a Toshiba it's toast? T
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Not necessarily. There is simply no testing program for Toshiba drives.
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Seatools might Broni.
Not sure but I have tried it with others and it worked.
Always worth a try :)
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So how do I check my boot path or configuration? Please tell me you know how to help me...
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Seatools might Broni

Never, ever worked for me, but....
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But what, please?
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Personally, I'm not familiar with zip drives, so I'm of no help here.
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