Missing or damaged hal.dll file

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Robertico22

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well I explain my situation happens that about 2 weeks ago my pc with windows xp I present the following error: windows has not been started because the next file is missing or damaged is the hal.dll file and I want to know if this can be solved without the Windows CD xp original since I do not have it I wait for your answers
 

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Hi, you will need to borrow a Cd from someone to do the following
Insert the XP cd into the Drive then switch on the computer.
You will receive the following message:
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:
To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
Do Not press Enter
To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R
You want to use the Recovery Console so press R

At the Command Prompt window > Type
expand D:\i386\hal.dl_ C:\Windows\system32\hal.dll
The above is to copy the hal.dll file from the Cd to the system32 folder on the hard drive.
[D being the Cd drive letter - if different change it]
[C being the hard drive Xp is installed on - if different change it.]

You will be asked do you want to make the change.
Say - Yes.
Once that is done
Type Exit.
Remove the Cd and restart your pc.
 
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Robertico22

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Thanks for answering, what I'm trying to say is that I do not have a Windows XP and I do not think any friend has it, it can be solved by usb or just by CD
 

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I know of no other way to replace the hal.dll file without the xp install Cd.

You could try a system restore from Command Prompt?
Re-start the pc and tap F8 as the pc is starting up.
When you reach the Windows Advanced Options window.
Select - Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
Press Enter
At the command prompt window
Type: %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
Press Enter.
Choose a date prior to your problem.
Restart the pc
 

Robertico22

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it tells me the same message when I want to enter safe mode, windows has not been started because the next file is missing or damaged
 

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Without the xp install Cd - there is no way to repair your pc.
 

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but, it must be the original cd of windows xp or it can be done on a CD to which I install windows xp
 
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