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lah2969

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I'm having a problem with booting up my computer. Everytime i turn it on it says, "windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <windows root>\system32\hal.dll." then it tells me to re-install but i don't have a disk to re-install from. what can i do?
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sidneyalford

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Machines supplied without a disk normally have a recovery partition on the hard drive, this is normally reached by pressing a function key during boot. Many Packard Bell machines use F8, bad choice as it is also the Windows safe mode. Keep flicking it rapidly during boot and it should give you recovery options.
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Your file "<windows root>\system32\hal.dll." is missing. So
to boot up your window , first of all boot your system in
safe mode and then restore your system. After restoring, normally
starts your computer. It will definitely works.
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rshaffer61

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Careful depending on the recovery partition it may format your system causing you to lose all your data.
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