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Old 03-08-2006, 08:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Won't boot - hal.dll missing

Hi all hope someone can help me.
I tried to turn on my laptop the other day and all that appeared were thin horizontal lines and then a sort of negative screen and then after a while it just went white. i plugged my flat screen into the laptop and it said it could not boot as there was a missing file.
<windows root>\system32\hal.dll
I have tried to boot from my windows CD with no joy, I recently replaced the original cd-rom with a cd-rw drive, not sure if that could have anything to do with it.
I've tried changing the BIOS to boot from cd-rom, but no joy with that, i'm now stumped.
Any help would be gratefully appreciated, cheers, Kets.

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Old 03-08-2006, 11:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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HAL.DLL is Missing - Updated by MVP Alex Nichol

Option 1:

Boot from your CD and follow the directions to start Recovery Console. Then:

Attrib -H -R -S C:\Boot.ini
DEL C:\Boot.ini
BootCfg /Rebuild

maybe this may help???? oh the power of google.
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