how do i repair a "<windows root>\system32\hal.d
Posted 25 July 2010 - 11:46 AM
Posted 26 July 2010 - 04:07 AM
A dell recovery CD is usually made of a DDO type install so it can add programs to the restore.
HAL is Microsoft's abbreviation for the Hardware Abstraction Layer, the technology and drivers that let the XP operating systems communicate with your PC's hardware.
Additional causes fro a Hal.dll error may include a damaged or missing boot.ini file or possibly a physically damaged hard drive.
1. Boot to Windows XP Safe Mode With Command Prompt.
2. At the Command Prompt, type C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press Enter.
3. Follow the instructions given to perform the System Restore process.
How To Restore Hal.dll From the Windows XP CD
Beyond this i would remove the drive, install a new drive in the computer, then reinstall XP on the new drive. The dell recovery CD may not let you do this. Then you can install the old drive in the computer as a secondary drive so you can get the data you want to save off of it.
If you are running SATA drives you will need a different method to save the data off the old drive. I use a external enclosure to do this.
Posted 26 July 2010 - 06:53 AM
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