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Old 06-30-2005, 03:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I was doing a system restore last night, and out of no where when it went back to reboot a screen appeared:

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

Well, I installed a custom bootscreen from themexp.org or one of those sties and it has been working, I get the option of using that or the standard xp bootscreen when I startup and I have done system restores in the past with this bootscreen... so i doubt its that... but what should I do about that file?

Help appreciated. Thanks

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Old 06-30-2005, 04:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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try to replace the one on your system with the one on your OS cd from recovery console. It will take you back to original config as far as hardware goes, but all the drivers will be there for you to use.
good luck

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Old 06-30-2005, 05:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ok im in the recovery command prompt and i dont know what to type in to get this file and get my comp started

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