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missing <windows root>/system32/hal.dll.


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couldnt update windows xp because of third party startup graphics>so i save a copy of <windows root>/system32/hal.dll. and i tried to delete the third party and i guess i must of did it wrong.now i get missing <windows root>/system32/hal.dll. how do i get to the copy that i saved on my computer?
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Where did you save a copy of the file?

If you saved it in say "c:\windows" for example, then the complete path to the copy you made would be "c:\windows\hal.dll". So, if you then wanted to copy that copy back into "c:\windows\system32", the command would be:

copy c:\windows\hal.dll c:\windows\system32

(Of course this command will only work if you had put the copy you made into the "c:\windows" folder).


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i dont know why i even did it!!and yea i put it in c/windows as temp startup.so i open up safe mode with prompt commaned?i thought i knew what i was doing but evadently not.but if i buy a windows xp cd.will i be able to fix it that way if i cant do it this way?
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In order to copy the hal.dll to the correct location, I'd probably boot it from something other than the 'broken' Windows on the hard drive. (Any capable OS that you're comfortable with).
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