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hal.dll needs to be reinstalled.


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spidey9494

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Getting "Windows could not start up because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32.dll. Please re-install a copy of the above file.

I'm using a IBM x40 laptop no cd or disk drive. It has USB port for what good that will do me.

What can I do to get in?
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This was a similar discussion in our forum a few days back.
Refer this topic (link)
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without the cdrom drive you will have some issues. i don't know the logistics of booting from a USB drive...but from what i recall it's not exactly easy if at all possible. Any chance it's still under warranty?
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will i got hold of a USB CD drive and can choose if from the boot menu, but the I get the same message.
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with the os cd in it?
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Hi There Spidey

Here is a link to a great helpsite page that explains the various ways to sort this problem out, It worked for me :tazz:

LINK

Good Luck

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Yup CD is in.
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What the....... I still can't boot up off the CD drive and the only thing I'm able to do is get onto IBM's rescue and recovery with rapid restore.... but it would let me restore the file of a USB stick and it sees that it's there. Oh and no getting on to DOS OMG......
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