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hal.dll missing or corrupted


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scott452

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hi

windows won't start up because hte folloing file is missing or corrupted

windows root>\system32\hal.dll

i have got into the recovery console using my xp cd

i know i need to do something like copy a hal.dll file from somewhere else on my
hard drive a overwrite the above file, i just don't know the commands

please help

thanks

Edited by scott452, 12 June 2005 - 11:45 AM.

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Hi scott452.

Try this link, it might just guide you through fixing your problem:

http://www.computerh...es/ch000490.htm

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i tried the dir hal.dll /s and i don't think it worked

i got the hal.dll file on a floppy disk would it be possible to copy it over to the correct folder

if so what is the command

thanks
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If you could get into safe mode you could access the floppy and copy the file over to C:\Windows\system32

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hi

i can't get into safe mode because i don't have the hal.dll file

thats why if i had the command to copy the file from the floppy disk to the system32 folder, hopefully it should work
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Sorry if I'm hijacking the thread but, I've got this problem too.
I've read this page: http://support.micro...kb;en-us;330184 (very helpful),
however we did not get a Windows CD when we bought our computer.
Apparently, you are supposed to make one yourself.

Now we've borrowed a Windows XP Professional Recovery CD (We've got Home Edition), but we can't get it to work.

Can you use a Professional CD with a HE system? I guess this is the problem...

Anyway, when I start the recovery console,
the only available Windows Installation is "J:\MININT", which I guess is the recovery CD itself.
Does this mean the old installation is all screwed up, or can it just not find it?

Thanks for any answers :/
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hi

i seemed to get this fixed what i did was to

in recovery console i did bootcfg /scan

then bootcfg /list

then bootcfg /rebuild

i don't know if thats anyhelp
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