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#61
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Hello md262,

Please download SystemLook from one of the links below and save it to your Desktop.
Download Mirror #1
Download Mirror #2

  • Double-click SystemLook.exe to run it.
  • Copy the content of the following codebox into the main textfield:
    :filefind
    C:\Windows\System32\hal.dll /md5 /s
    
  • Click the Look button to start the scan.
  • When finished, a notepad window will open with the results of the scan. Please post this log in your next reply.
Note: The log can also be found at on your Desktop entitled SystemLook.txt
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Thanks. Here is the log:

SystemLook 04.09.10 by jpshortstuff
Log created at 22:11 on 16/05/2011 by jklm
Administrator - Elevation successful

========== filefind ==========

Searching for "C:\Windows\System32\hal.dll /md5 /s"
No files found.

-= EOF =-
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Oh dear, alzheimers has caught up with me again. :)

Try this one:

Please download SystemLook from one of the links below and save it to your Desktop.
Download Mirror #1
Download Mirror #2

  • Double-click SystemLook.exe to run it.
  • Copy the content of the following codebox into the main textfield:
    :filefind
    hal.dll
  • Click the Look button to start the scan.
  • When finished, a notepad window will open with the results of the scan. Please post this log in your next reply.
Note: The log can also be found at on your Desktop entitled SystemLook.txt
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Thanks. Here is the new log:

SystemLook 04.09.10 by jpshortstuff
Log created at 22:48 on 16/05/2011 by jklm
Administrator - Elevation successful

========== filefind ==========

Searching for "hal.dll"
C:\Windows\System32\hal.dll --a---- 160872 bytes [10:25 02/11/2006] [16:43 05/09/2007] 779D32272A54384807A4424D90293378

-= EOF =-
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Hmm... I was hoping to find another copy of that file somewhere else on your machine to replace the one in system 32.

We could possibly copy a good file from another machine if you have another Vista machine but this is outside my experience so I will consult before going further.

My apologies for these delays. Hopefully we will get a solution soon.
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Hello again md262,

It seems that hal.dll is okay after all. Although it isn't common, it seems it is right for your machine.

However there is an issue related to Web Cams that can report the error code showing on that BSOD report we got.

I am wondering if you can try disabling your web cam (assuming you have one) and see if there is a change when you reboot.

Unfortunately I have to go to a meeting now and will be out for 2/3 hours. I will check in when I come back. :)
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Thanks. There isn't a webcam on this computer. Please let me know how to proceed.
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Let's see if a System Restore will give your machine more functionality.

Restore your machine to a time before the booting problem began.

Go to System Restore Vista for some useful tips on how to use System Restore.

Come back and tell me if there is any change.
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Thanks. I received the following message when system restore was selected so I wanted to secure your input:

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Thanks. I received the following message when system restore was selected so I wanted to secure your input:

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It's C drive you want to restore.

rstrui.exe /OFFLINE:C:\Windows so click OK

Hopefully there is no impediment and you will continue.
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Will try it again. Thanks

Edited by md262, 17 May 2011 - 10:29 PM.

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:)
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Thanks. Here's the message I receive regardless of what date I select:

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Where ever we go we come back to the problem of not being able to get your CD drive to work i.e. we could use that to fix things.

I am wondering whether the CD drive has a hardware problem... did you have problems with that before you came here?

Tell me when you come back.

Meantime let's see whether you can run chkdsk.

Chkdsk (Chkdsk.exe) is a command-line tool that checks volumes for problems. The tool then tries to repair any that it finds. For example, Chkdsk can repair problems related to bad sectors, lost clusters, cross-linked files, and directory errors. For Vista users, to use Chkdsk, you must log on as an administrator or as a member of the Administrators group.

How to run Chkdsk in Vista using the Command Line:

* Chkdsk requires exclusive access to a volume while it is running. Chkdsk might display a prompt asking if you want to check the disk the next time you restart your computer.

* Chkdsk might take a long time to run, depending on the number of files and folders, the size of the volume, disk performance, and available system resources (such as processor and memory).

Navigate to the Windows Vista Chkdsk utility through the command line via the "Start" menu. From the "All Programs" menu click on "Accessories." Select the "Run" menu item which will open a text box in which you will type the instructions for running Chkdsk.

Type:

chkdsk C: /f /r (note the spaces... they should be there)

Reboot your computer and let it chkdsk run.
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