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18-Sep-2011, 11:51 PM #1
Operating system reinstall
I attempted to re-install the operating system on my Gateway laptop using the disk that came with the computer. After running the full re-install I got this message when restarting: "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." Googling the problem gives all sorts of suggestions, none of which make sense or work. All I can do at this point is start with the disk. I have tried three times and get the same result with other disks also. I would appreciate any help.
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18-Sep-2011, 11:56 PM #2
You've tried restoring the computer using the Recovery Disk 3 times with the same result?
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I have tried three times and get the same result with other disks also.
Which "other disks" have you tried using?
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19-Sep-2011, 01:23 AM #4
Yes and with 2 other disks
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Yes and with 2 other disks
What are these "2 other disks" though?
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19-Sep-2011, 01:24 AM #6
Windows XP Media Center Version 2005 with Update Rollup 2
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19-Sep-2011, 01:31 AM #7
Here are some other suggested fixes and causes.
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19-Sep-2011, 11:16 AM #8
Thanks, I will give these a try.
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