1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Help me

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Robertico22, Mar 24, 2019.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. Robertico22

    Robertico22 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2018
    Messages:
    7
    Well I explain my problem, I was using my pc this morning and turn it off for breakfast, when I turn it on it says the following: Windows has not started because the following file is missing or damaged: windows root> \ system32 \ hal.dll. In the end I have looked for tutorials in YT to fix it but they tell me that I need the installation CD of windows xp which I do not have, you can help me with that, I will be well aware of your answers thanks
     
  2. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Messages:
    18,575
  3. Robertico22

    Robertico22 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2018
    Messages:
    7
  4. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Messages:
    18,575
    You will need an original Win Xp install Cd as you are trying to copy the hal.dll, from the Cd to the hard drive.
     
  5. Robertico22

    Robertico22 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2018
    Messages:
    7
    Does it have to be the same one with which I install the windows or can I use one?
     
  6. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Messages:
    18,575
  7. Fireflycph

    Fireflycph

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2016
    Messages:
    815
    First Name:
    Morten
    I have both the Original XP Pro and the SP3 files. If you'd like, and it's not against the rules, which I can't see it is, I can zip both the files and upload them here.

    Obviously you'll need a way to copy the files to your XP installation.
     
  8. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Messages:
    77,478
    First Name:
    Terry
    Pretty sure you'll find that is violating Microsoft copyright(s). Please do not do that.
     
  9. Fireflycph

    Fireflycph

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2016
    Messages:
    815
    First Name:
    Morten
    I don't see how uploading a small file can violate the agreement. If it was the whole OS, then yes. But a small file?
    Regardless, I won't do it.

    Instead I'll see if I can find out if it's a violation. just for future references that is.

    EDIT: @TerryNet was right. No part may be used.
     
  10. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/1224888

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice