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Solved Missing hall.dll - Update and mirrored SATA drives

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by minimustangs, Feb 1, 2019.

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  1. minimustangs

    minimustangs Thread Starter

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    One of the few computers I didn't put together myself, this PC has mirrored SATA drives, RAID controller enabled

    After windows update I get message "Missing HALL.DLL"

    For some reason its problematic booting from USB install device, but if I go into BIOS I can bypass startup and do that. I've tried a repair already and it comes back to the same message, Missing HALL.DLL, and error 0x0000098 I think was the reference...

    So, a couple questions... firstly can I repair on a RAID like this?
    2ndly, with not too much experience with RAID drives, I believe they are just mirrored, can I break the RAID and just boot off one drive...? something like that anyways?
     
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    minimustangs Thread Starter

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    Well, seems to have sorted itself out....

    I tried startup repair a couple times. Kept finding the OS on D:\
    Chose System Restore, restore a couple different points. Indicated it failed, but restored to C:\

    Rebooted and removed USB stick and PC came back up, despite the face System Restore said it failed (2x)

    Must have a horseshoe somewhere....
     
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