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Major hardware problem, not sure of the cause


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Hello to all :)

Machine is running Windows Vista 64 bit.

I'm in a situation and have no idea what to do. I removed a couple of items using Farbar's tool, as I like to keep my machine tidy when not helping others remove malware. However, when I rebooted, I got this message paraphrased:

hal.dll is missing or corrupted. Please install a new copy of the file.

I have my original installation disk and have found a copy of the file. However, during repair procedures, somehow, my OS is now showing as D:, and my C: is showing as what should be my D:.

Any ideas on how I should proceed to fix this??

Thanks!

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Hi Pystryker :)

 

Show the ListParts logfile, maybe it will help us diagnose it.


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Hi Pystryker :)
 
Show the ListParts logfile, maybe it will help us diagnose it.


Hey Naat :)

I'm beginning to believe my machine is possessed. I left for a while, came back and ran a Startup Repair and machine booted just fine. I'd done this once before and had no effect. I'm not sure why it worked this time. However, let's look it over and make sure everything is ok. ListParts log is below. :thumbsup:


ListParts by Farbar Version: 31-07-2014
Ran by Rusty (administrator) on 06-09-2014 at 11:21:12
Windows Vista (X64)
Running From: C:\Users\Rusty\Desktop
Language: English (United States)
************************************************************

========================= Memory info ======================

Percentage of memory in use: 31%
Total physical RAM: 8182.07 MB
Available physical RAM: 5574.88 MB
Total Pagefile: 16413.67 MB
Available Pagefile: 13768.09 MB
Total Virtual: 8192 MB
Available Virtual: 8191.91 MB

======================= Partitions =========================

1 Drive c: (OS) (Fixed) (Total:916.41 GB) (Free:656 GB) NTFS ==>[System with boot components (obtained from reading drive)]
2 Drive d: (RECOVERY) (Fixed) (Total:15 GB) (Free:7.51 GB) NTFS
3 Drive e: (VISTA_SP1_HOMEPREMIUM) (CDROM) (Total:4.2 GB) (Free:0 GB) UDF
4 Drive f: (Backup) (Fixed) (Total:465.76 GB) (Free:324.14 GB) NTFS ==>[System with boot components (obtained from reading drive)]
9 Drive l: (LaCie) (Fixed) (Total:931.51 GB) (Free:391.69 GB) NTFS

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ---------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 932 GB 0 B
Disk 1 Online 466 GB 0 B
Disk 2 Online 932 GB 0 B
Disk 3 No Media 0 B 0 B
Disk 4 No Media 0 B 0 B
Disk 5 No Media 0 B 0 B
Disk 6 No Media 0 B 0 B

Partitions of Disk 0:
===============

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 OEM 102 MB 32 KB
Partition 2 Primary 15 GB 102 MB
Partition 3 Primary 916 GB 15 GB

======================================================================================================

Disk: 0
Partition 1
Type : DE
Hidden: Yes
Active: No

There is no volume associated with this partition.

======================================================================================================

Disk: 0
Partition 2
Type : 07
Hidden: No
Active: No

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
* Volume 1 D RECOVERY NTFS Partition 15 GB Healthy

======================================================================================================

Disk: 0
Partition 3
Type : 07
Hidden: No
Active: Yes

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
* Volume 2 C OS NTFS Partition 916 GB Healthy Boot

======================================================================================================

Partitions of Disk 1:
===============

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 Primary 466 GB 32 KB

======================================================================================================

Disk: 1
Partition 1
Type : 07
Hidden: No
Active: Yes

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
* Volume 3 F Backup NTFS Partition 466 GB Healthy System (partition with boot components)

======================================================================================================

Partitions of Disk 2:
===============

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 Primary 932 GB 1024 KB

======================================================================================================

Disk: 2
Partition 1
Type : 07
Hidden: No
Active: No

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
* Volume 4 L LaCie NTFS Partition 932 GB Healthy

======================================================================================================
============================== MBR Partition Table ==================

==============================
Partitions of Disk 0:
===============
Disk ID: 10000000
Partition 1: (Not Active) - (Size=102 MB) - (Type=DE)
Partition 2: (Not Active) - (Size=15 GB) - (Type=07 NTFS)
Partition 3: (Active) - (Size=916 GB) - (Type=07 NTFS)

==============================
Partitions of Disk 1:
===============
Disk ID: E211DDE4
Partition 1: (Active) - (Size=466 GB) - (Type=07 NTFS)

==============================
Partitions of Disk 2:
===============
Disk ID: 6579A076
Partition 1: (Not Active) - (Size=932 GB) - (Type=07 NTFS)


****** End Of Log ******
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Looks quite usual. Any issues after the boot-up?


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Looks quite usual. Any issues after the boot-up?


You mean other than my sanity being frayed? :wacko:  Seriously though, nothing unusual at the moment. I'm putting the machine through it's paces right now.
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Rusty, you look pretty sane to me :P 


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:lol:
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