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Missing hal.dll file!


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When I load up windows, it says "missing or corrupt hal.dll" please reinstall.

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;330184

I used that no avail. Then I tried doing
http://www.kellys-ko...dll_missing.htm

when i did option 1

Attrib -H|-R|-S C:\Boot.ini
and
Attrib -H -R -S C:\Boot.ini

it says invalid parameter. I am missing a boot.ini file? Then I try to exit and restart. It says invalid boot.ini file, booting from C:\WINDOWS. Then I get the same error message missing hal.dll file... HELP PLEASE?

Then I try Option 2
"Most likely you will need to expand the file from the CD. The command would be expand d:\i386\hal.dl_ c:\windows\system32\hal.dll. Substitute d: for the drive letter of your CD. Once you have expanded the file type "exit" to exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer."

I try to expand the file, then it says "The system cannot find the file or directory specified"
HELP PLEASE!
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Try this for hal.dll

http://www.dll-files...files.shtml?hal

Try this if no joy

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;304449
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Since there is no edit button

Oh and I don't have floopy drives...

"Missing boot.ini file

Microsoft Windows XP users:

If the boot.ini is severely corrupted or missing a user running Microsoft Windows XP can rebuild the boot.ini to resolve this issue. Additional information about rebuilding the boot.ini can be found on document CH000648.

Microsoft Windows NT and Windows 2000 users:

To restore the original boot.ini file in Microsoft Windows NT or Windows 2000 you will need a ERD and follow the below steps. If you do not have a ERD you will be unable to follow these steps.

Boot the computer with your Windows NT three setup diskettes or the Windows 2000 setup disc.
In the setup menu, type R to start the repair.
When prompted for the ERD diskette insert the diskette and inspect the startup environment.
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Hi Keith,

I read your post and sounds familiar to something i had before.

Can you post me the spec of your comp and what device is connected and how.
Exemple, HP
Motherboard
etc

Mouse -> usb
Keyboard -> PS2
Scanner -> usb
etc

With the information i can give you alot more help.
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Can you post me the spec of your comp and what device is connected and how.
Exemple,
Mother board: ECS : K8M800-M2 (AMD)
CDROM : secondary
Hardrive: Primary

Mouse -> ps2
Keyboard -> PS2

ATI GRAPHICS 9200?

Wow they added an edit button...

I'm getting really frustrated that I'mjust going to do an clean repair install..

Edited by EliteNewbz, 29 May 2005 - 01:23 PM.

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Great now its ntoskrnl.exe!
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Do you have any usb devices plugged in when you boot your computer ?

Anyways maybe you can try this.

1 Boot you computer with a windows XP installation cd-rom

2 Go in Recovery Console

3 cd c:\windows\system32
copy "..\driver cache\i386\ntoskrnl.exe"

4 cd "c:\windows\driver cache\i386"
expand sp1.cab -F:ntoskrnl.exe c:\windows\system32

every time it asks for overwrite file you say yes. This my work if ntoskrnl.exe is damaged.

Good luck
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ARGGH! I got it to work now its ntfs.sys! ONE PROBLEM TO ANOTHER :tazz: I did what microsoft told me, but still errors!

Edited by EliteNewbz, 29 May 2005 - 03:23 PM.

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Is your windows installed C: drive or on another one ?
If not there should be a copy of the file the windows XP installation cd in the i386 folder.

Try there.
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Well I have one on C: and one on D: ? I got my dad's friend to build it for us. C: I can do and did expan ..\i386\ntfs.sys c:...".."
it works but for D is ACCESS DENIED.
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Click start then run then type sfc /scannow then press enter to replace the system files, you get a blue progress bar, you need the XP CD
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Keith : I cannot get into the system, I am only go to system recovery!
:tazz: NTFS.SYS is corrupt or something. I used microsofts directiosn to repair but no avail.
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Try here and go down the page to Windows Installation CD repair current installation, which should not remove data and settings, if you manage to get on to the system with this, you need to re-install all services packs.

http://www.theelderg..._windows_xp.htm

Edited by Keith, 29 May 2005 - 03:48 PM.

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Okay, I did a fresh repair as you told me, but its stuck at the Installing.. 39 minutes left. But it has a box looking for a file called "asms" from windows xp pro cd and it has the dir :globalroot\device\cdrom\I386

And the thing (typign thing is blinking) but I can't type in anything and I don't have a mouse.

Edited by EliteNewbz, 29 May 2005 - 04:04 PM.

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What happened when you tried to start system restore from command prompt
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