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Old 03-02-2006, 03:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hal.dll missing or corrupt......HELP


I'm using a HP com running on Windows XP.
I recently used the System Recovery discs (6 of them) to reformat my whole computer. When it was all done I reboot the computer and this error came out:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:


I looked through the net but none of the help was applicable to what I saw on my computer.
All I have is the 6 HP System Recovery cds.

What should I do?
Please help I'm going crazy here/
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Old 03-02-2006, 03:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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uhmm can you go into run? in your start menu? becuase if you can type in "HAL.DLL"

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Old 03-02-2006, 05:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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So i am guessing that you dont have the Windows XP CD. That would allow you to run a repair on the partition.

2 Options.
1. Call HP and request a XP CD.
2. If you have your serial. Download XP. Use YOUR SERIAL and do a repair.

Anything else will not really help. The hal.dll is a needed file and can only be relaced by a repair or format-reinstall. Just adding the .dll will not fix the issue. I know i have tried before.
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Old 03-05-2006, 01:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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armyofswiss, nope I cant get into run.

Makaveli213, thanks for the advice, I'll call hp and ask them soon.

Thanks for the help guys! : )
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1/ Place your Windows XP CD into your CD-ROM and Reboot your PC

2/ XP's setup program will automatically start and files will be loaded to memory

3/When you reach the Welcome to Setup screen choose the Repair option by pressing R

4/ This will start the Recovery console and the list of Windows installations will appear

5/ As you only have one installation on your PC you need to press the number which is relevant to your installations location. This, obviously will typically be 1

6/ Type in your Administrator password. If you are using Windows XP Home edition the administrator password is blank by default so simply press Enter

7/Now type bootcfg/ list

8/ A list will now appear of all the entries in your boot.ini file

9/ Next type bootcfg/ rebuild

10/ Your boot.ini file should now be repaired

11/ Finally remove your XP CD from the CD-ROM and then type Exit

12/ Reboot your machine to see if the the problem has been cured
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Old 03-10-2006, 12:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the help guys,

just called HP and they said they don't just provide the XP cd, what the ****....

So I just have the 6 Recovery cds with me, is the problem still fixable?

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