Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Hal.DLL Missing or Corrupted


  • Please log in to reply

#16
Xtreme930

Xtreme930

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 109 posts
So how do I report and fix errors when i receive errors in chkdsk utility...
  • 0

Advertisements


#17
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts
You don't report or fix errors. If chkdsk found errors then you need to rerun chkdsk till it doesn't find anymore errors.
if it keeps finding errors then it is probably a failing hard drive and it would need to be replaced.
  • 0

#18
Xtreme930

Xtreme930

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 109 posts
ok well this is what my chkdsk says:

C:\Windows>chkdsk /r
Volume created 11/03/06 12:35a
The volume Serial Number is XXXX-XXXX
CHKDSK is checking the volume...
CHKDSK is performing additional checking or recovery...
CHKDSK is performing additional checking or recovery...
CHKDSK is performing additional checking or recovery...
CHKDSK has finished checking the volume.
152962896 kilobytes total disk space.
58442304 kilobytes are available

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
38240724 total allocation units on disk.
14610576 allocation units available on disk.

and so??? i tried to bootcfg /r but it keeps on failing after a while on loading...
  • 0

#19
Xtreme930

Xtreme930

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 109 posts
by the way...

I changed my laptop from vista home premium to vista ultimate because it broke or something fail or w/e...

so on the laptop there is a touchpad, the pad where u control the arrow... or if you know what i mean...
any was so there is that and on that there is the two buttons... left and right button... and then there on the very right of the pad, there is the scrolling bar... so every time i touch the scrolling bar, my mouse freezes, like my pad just gets disabled... i tried moving it but nothing happens... how come this happens??
  • 0

#20
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts
Not sure why that happens as the drivers should be the same.
It looks to em like chkdsk has found and fixed all errors.
Is the issue still happening?
Can you boot into windows yet?
  • 0

#21
Xtreme930

Xtreme930

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 109 posts
nope... im unable to boot to windows...
  • 0

#22
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts
Did you ever continue with the instructions on my post 5?
I don't think that was finished because we went to a Vista question. Please let me know.
We may have to try and do a Parallel installation.
  • 0

#23
Xtreme930

Xtreme930

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 109 posts
i cant even bootcfg.. so i cant get to the step..
  • 0

#24
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts
Sounds like the only option left at this point is to format and start over.
Have you been able to backup the data?
If not we can try a linux live cd to get to the data and allow you to backup everything you need.
  • 0

#25
Xtreme930

Xtreme930

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 109 posts
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! I cant back up all this GBs of stuff!!!
  • 0

Advertisements


#26
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts
You can try a parallel installation.

Make sure you set the bios to boot to the cdrom first. Then follow these instructions....



Boot to the Windows XP installation cd by pressing a key when the "Press any key to boot from cd" prompt appears at the top of the screen.
  • At the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press Enter to set up Windows XP.
  • Accept the License Agreement by pressing F8
  • With your current installation selected in the box, press Esc
  • Select C: Partition1 [NTFS] in the box and press Enter
  • To continue setup using this partition, press C
  • Now you should see formatting options...choose the last one, Leave the current file system intact (no changes), and press Enter
  • To use a different folder, press Esc
  • Name the folder WINDOWS0 (just type a 0 (zero)) and press Enter
The Windows installation should begin. This will install Windows to a new folder, leaving your data intact. Any programs installed on the old directory will have to be reinstalled to the new one. Device drivers will also have to be installed for all the hardware to work as it should.

The data will be located in the Documents and Settings folder (C:\Documents and Settings) under your old user account name...so when you set up the new installation, give yourself a slightly different user account name.
  • 0

#27
Xtreme930

Xtreme930

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 109 posts
so this parallel installation won't damage my files?
  • 0

#28
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts
Nope it just installs a second Windows on your hard drive and allows you to do the instructions for copying files over to the working windows.
Just follow the instructions and you will be fine.
  • 0

#29
Xtreme930

Xtreme930

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 109 posts
thanks!
  • 0

#30
Xtreme930

Xtreme930

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 109 posts
thanks!
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP