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How to fix Hal.dll error with no windows recovery disk


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BEFORE reinstalling try to repair xp...

for the how to repair your operating system guides...
go here...
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first try to repair xp...

for the how to repair your operating system guides...
go here...
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Hello happyrock

The user doesn't have a CD which is why I needed the user to use the bootdisks provided by Microsoft. I have asked the user to do a chkdsk /r which I know locates bad sectors and repairs them but do you know another way to do a repair installation without the Windows XP cd as I had to get the user to use the Microsoft bootdisks.

If you do can you please let me know for future reference.

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do you know another way to do a repair installation without the Windows XP cd


if you don't have a xp cd you will have to borrow one from a friend or coworker...
it has to be the same flavor of xp you have installed...IE: if you have xp pro...the one you borrow has to be xp pro


as for chkdsk /r which is a good thing to run...

Please download ARCDC.exe from Artellos.com.
  • Double click ARCDC.exe
  • Follow the dialog until you see 6 options. ..pick The Windows version of the system you need it for
  • You will be prompted with a Terms of Use by Microsoft, please accept.
  • You will see a few dos screens flash by, this is normal.
  • Next you will be able to choose to add extra files if you want...not sure then you don't need any
  • The last window will allow you to burn the disk using BurnCDCC
Your ISO is located on your desktop.
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Ok cheers happyrock as wasn't sure if Geeks To Go would allow that to borrow CD from someone else :) i've already instructed the user to run chkdsk however I maybe inactive for 3 days due to a few things so just thought I would let you know.

Thanks
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I'm wondering about the ARCDC from Artellos.com.

I've tried everything else suggested so far and thought this would save me... but... the disc drive on the machine giving me the hal.dll error hasn't worked in a while. So, I burned a disc as instructed then dragged all the contents onto a flash drive. Should this work?

Inserting the flash drive into the computer and booting from there has just given me a black screen with blinking cursor (is this better than an error message?) - typing does not appear on the screen, hitting R then <enter>, no effect.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Tammy
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tamdoll ...this topic is over 6 months old...you will have to start a new one...lowdown is here
in the Site Orientation and FAQ section
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