< Windows root >\system32\hal.dll. error
Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:09 PM
Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:24 AM
< Windows root >\system32\hal.dll suggests a corrupt/damaged operating system.
What type of Windows disk are you attempting to use, a Dell system restore disk or a full Windows XP installation disk as examples.
Please provide the exact Dell model name and/or number as this will allow us to do the required research.
Providing the requested details may help us with this but two possibilities come to mind, 1: There are no slave devices. 2: The slave drives have failed.
Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:07 PM
Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:11 PM
The Dell Dimension 2400 MB Specs http://support.dell....hov.htm#1105465
You will need to open the case and check how the CD and HDD are connected to the MB as in each connected into their own sockets as in the picture or whether one is connected into the middle of the data ribbon as a slave device, while you are there you should check that all connections are securely attached and that the end connections of the data ribbons are not damaged.
If you are unsure as to how to do the above checks let me know and I will guide you through it.
Posted 10 June 2012 - 02:28 PM
Posted 10 June 2012 - 02:58 PM
Where did you obtain the burned Windows disk from please, do you also have a valid product activation key for it, we must be careful not to use unlicensed software.
Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:31 PM
Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:11 AM