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Hal.dll problem in XP Pro

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Moemen, Dec 28, 2001.

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  1. Moemen

    Moemen Thread Starter

    Sep 5, 2001
    Dearest TSG;

    Few days ago, my XP pro displayed this message at startup:

    [ The following file is missing or corrupted:
    Please re-install a copy of this file ]

    And when you press any key, the computer restarts.

    And as a daring knight, I inserted the XP CD, ran setup, and chose the Recovery Console option available at the start of the XP installation.

    In this console, there's a limited set of commands you could use and you can't use any .exe file outside this set. I ran EXPAND on HAL.DL_ found in the XP CD, and overwritten the already present HAL.DLL in the SYSTEM32 folder. Unfortunatly, this didn't work.

    I also couldn't run REGSVR32.exe from inside the console to register the dll file, since it won't let me.
    I also couldn't run XP in SAFE MODE, nor in any other mode available at startup.

    What can I do?? and does reinstalling XP again over the existing one, will end me up in a fresh driver-less XP?
  2. casper03


    Nov 25, 2001
    had similar problems recently and unfotunately had to reinstall
    xp but only after reformatting the c drive as there at least seemed .
    no other way to do it after trying every sugestion from the board
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