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operating system failure

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Otownmadness, Sep 30, 2003.

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  1. Otownmadness

    Otownmadness Thread Starter

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    i restarted my computer and i am missing file <WINDOWS ROOT>\SYSTEM 32\hal.dll , i need to know how to re-install this file. i appreciate all who will help!!
     
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    i restarted my computer and i am missing file <WINDOWS ROOT>\SYSTEM 32\hal.dll , i need to know how to re-install this file. i appreciate all who will help!!
     
  3. Rollin' Rog

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    I'm assuming this is an XP/2k/Nt forum issue, so I'm going to move you there.

    Are you able to boot through to Windows with that error?

    Have you tried going to start>run and entering:

    sfc /scannow

    Or doing a File Search for it. You should have a c:\I386 directory which is a cabinet archive. Is it there.

    If you cannot boot the system, you will need to follow the instructions for restoring it from the CD....

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_haldll_missing.htm

    If you've verified that the file is actually missing from that location and you have no other source for it, you can get it here:

    http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?hal

    ... but if you can't boot the system and have a NTFS file system, I'm not sure how you would restore it that way. You will need to restore it from the CD or cabinet files.
     
  4. Otownmadness

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    windows xp pro
    wont boot at all, so what should i do
     
  5. Rollin' Rog

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    Do you have the CD?

    Follow the instructions at the bottom of the Kelly's corner link.
     
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