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Jacob Thegreat

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I have a dell computer wich runs on windows xp. my computer now displays a page that states that <Windows root>\system32\hal.dil. is missing or corrupt. i no longer have the installition disk or a utility disk. i would like to remove or fix windows xp so i can install my newly aquired window windows 7. if anyone has a idea on how to fix this please reply...
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You said "i would like to remove or fix windows xp so i can install my newly aquired window windows 7".

If you want to install Windows 7 go ahead. Why bother messing with XP? You will need to do a Clean Install which means formatting the install partition as you cannot upgrade from XP to Win 7.

See here for instructions: How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7

Note that doing this will wipe out all data on the install partition so be sure you have anything you need backed up first.
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Another thought on this is how old your computer is?
Will it be able to handle windows 7?
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My computer is a dell dimension 3000. with a intel pentium 4, 2.8-3.2 ghz. 800 mhz externally 1 gb hard drive.
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Run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
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I can not run the operating system with the the error. There for i have no way to download or run this file.
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Ah, forgot about that, sorry. the Dimension 3000 in not listed in Dell's Windows 7 Compatible list, but then neither is my Precision 370 which runs Windows 7 Pro X64 perfectly. I did buy a new video card for it so I could have full Aero support and bumped the ram to 4GB.

Sounds like your processor and hard drive are okay, how much ram do you have?
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Sir....I have the same problem in my own pc....whats the solution.... please help...
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Please start a new thread and describe your problem completely.
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