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blaCky7

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I have two OS on my computer, XP Home and XP Professional. I cant start my XP Home. Everytime i try to start it, i receive this kind of msg,

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

Absolutely, i have no idea how to re-install a copy of that file.

As for my XP Professional. everything works fine except that no sound can be played. Im not sure what is wrong with it. Checked the sounds and audio devices and they look fine.

Any help will be highly appreciated. Thanks.
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Hello blaCky7...

For the sound problem on Pro:

If you have the correct sound device drivers installed...check the XP sound settings in Contro Panel.
  • Open Control Panel and double-click on the "Sounds and Audio Devices" icon.
  • Under the "Sounds" tab, select "Windows default" in the Sounds Scheme drop down menu.
  • Under the "Audio" tab, make sure that your sound device is listed in the top two sections...if not, select it from the drop down menu.
  • Under the "Voice" tab, make sure your sound device is listed in both boxes...if not, select it.
  • Under the "Volume" tab, put a tick in the box to "Place volume icon in the taskbar".
  • Click "Apply" and then "Ok".
Now look down by the clock...is there a little speaker there? If yes, double-click on it and make sure there is not a tick in the box next to "Mute" and that the Volume sliders are all set to at least halfway.

Reboot...Sound?

For the HAL.dll issue...have a look HERE.

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Edited by wannabe1, 19 January 2006 - 07:42 AM.

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Hi wannabe1,

I have read thru the link that u gave me to the solutions of HLL.dll. I appreciate that:) The window XP that i installed was just a testing since i have never done any dual OS on my computer before. Since it was a failure i decided to just remove that window instead of fixing it. So, are there anyway to remove it without having the window fix? Oh btw, the sound system was fixed already. Thanks.

Now, i have another problem with my window XP Pro. It happened a wk ago but i just ignored the problem but it started to get annoying. When i start my computer sometimes i can start my window XP Pro but sometimes i couldnt even get to it. If i was able to start my window XP Pro, thanks goodness but after a few minutes without any error messages popup, the screen just went blank immediately. I tried to restart the compouter but it was a failure. I hav to turn off the computer and turn it on again. Initially, it went blank after ~10 minutes, then the period kept shortening each time it happens and now i hardly able to start my window. I entirely dont have any idea what is wrong with my computer. Just for ur information, i can start the xp pro in the safe mode without any problems. Thanks for reading. Hope you can give me some help soon;) Really appreciate your help.
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blaCky7...

To Remove a second unwanted OS:

Start the Windows operating system that you want to keep.

To determine the Windows folder that you want to keep...click Start then Run and type %windir%...then click "OK". Remember the folder that is opened. For example, the folder may be C:\Windows.

Note This is your "working" Windows folder. Do not delete or remove this folder from the partition.

In Windows Explorer, find the Windows folder that you want to remove.

Important Make sure that this folder is NOT the folder that you identified as your "working" Windows folder in the above step.

Right click the Windows folder that you want to remove, and then click "Delete".
Click "Yes" to confirm the deletion of the folder.
Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
On the Advanced tab, under Startup and Recovery, click Settings. The "Startup and Recovery" dialog box appears.
Under System startup, click Edit to modify the Boot.ini file.

The Boot.ini file opens in Notepad and looks similar to the following:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional"
/fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS.0="Microsoft Windows XP Home"
/fastdetect

On the File menu in Notepad, click Save As, and then save a backup copy of the Boot.ini file that is named Boot.old.
On the File menu, click Exit to close the backup copy of the Boot.ini file.

In the Startup and Recovery dialog box, under System startup, click Edit to reopen the Boot.ini file.
In the [boot loader] section of the Boot.ini file, identify and then delete the line of text for the Windows operating system that you want to remove. For example, if the Windows folder that you removed in earlier was for the Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition operating system, remove the following line of text from the Boot.ini file:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS.0="Microsoft Windows XP Home"
/fastdetect


On the "File" menu, click "Save" to save your changes to the Boot.ini file.
On the "File" menu, click "Exit" to close the Boot.ini file.
Click "Ok" to close the "Startup and Recovery" dialog box.
Restart your computer.

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Edited by wannabe1, 19 January 2006 - 08:20 AM.

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blaCky7...

For the XP Pro shutting down, this can be caused by any number of things...we'll need to gather some more information to figure it out. Let's disable automatic restart so the machine will generate an error message when it has a problem.

In Safe Mode, right click on "My Computer" and choose "Properties". Under the "Advanced" tab, click the "Settings" button in "Startup and Recovery" (bottom one) and uncheck the box next to "Automatically Restart". Click "Ok" to close the Startup and Recovery window. Click "Apply" then "Ok" to close the "System Properties" window.

When the system crashes, you should now get a BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death)...I'll need the cause of the crash and all the numbers off this screen.

Click Start, then Run, and type eventvwr.msc...click "Ok" In the left pane, click on "System". In the right pane, look for any entries marked with a red notifier...list a few of the most recent ones here for me. Then, in the left pane, click on "Applications". In the right pane, look for any errors that occured at about the time of the crash. List a few of the most recent ones here for me.

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Hi wannabe1,

I brought my computer to my nearby technician since i wasnt even able to enter the safe mode during that time and i was told that my motherboard was blown! Anyway thanks for all the helps and advices that u had given me.

Cheers!
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