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Hal.dll issue

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Basically, I had lots of problems with my PC and i started a thread here (which for some reason.....i can;t find any longer) and I downloaded a few programs and did a few scans that a friend recommended me. It was found out that my PC was infected with VIRUT and i needed to re-install and re-format. due to exams and various other things i was extremely busy so i decided to do it later.....however , when after a few weeks i logged on to the PC in order to backup my data into an external hard drive.....i got an error which stated that:

'Windows Could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt
<Windows root>System32\hal.dll

Please re-install a copy of the above file'

I went to this link to solve the problem :http://www.informationweek.com/news/windows/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=185301251&pgno=2&queryText=&isPrev=

However, after entering Recovery console and at the command line prompt, I type 'bootcfg /rebuild' and then enter as instructed. However, I get an error:

'Failed to successfully scan disks for Windows installations. This error may be caused by a corrupt file system which would prevent Bootcfg from successfully scanning'

I went to this other link in order to solve the problem :http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ht/restorehaldll.htm

As instructed, at the command line prompt, I type:

expand d:\i386\hal.dl_ c:\windows\system32\hal.dll

However, I get an error that 'There is no floppy disk or CD in the drive'.

When I type,

expand c:\i386\hal.dl_ c:\windows\system32\hal.dll

I get an error that:

'Unable to create file hal.dl
0 file(s) expanded

And when i type,

expand c:\i386\hal.dl_ d:\windows\system32\hal.dll

I get an error that : 'Access is denied'

And when i type,

expand c:\i386\hal.dl_ e:\windows\system32\hal.dll

I also get the same error that 'Access is denied'.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Ok on the You Tube search box I entered:
How to fix- hal.dll is missing or corrupt in windows by Britec.

There is a video presented with 2 solutions on how to solve the problem. I tried the first solution and was greatly relieved to see that it worked. However, when I tried to boot again i got an error that :

Windows Could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt
<Windows root>System32\ntoskrnl.exe

I solved the ntoskrnl.exe problem as well by going to this link :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j69K9H87j2s (It did not ask me to overwrite the ntoskrnl.exe but i did get 1 file(s) expanded)

However, at the Windows XP log in screen.....it takes a really looooong time to load and after that i get an error that :

'Autochk program not found - skipping autocheck'

And i'm just unable to log into XP like i used to do. I also tried 'Last Known Good Configuration' but I get the same error.

Could somebody please,please help me??? Should I start a new topic for this 'autochk' problem???
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