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Operating system reinstall

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by aandcyoung, Sep 18, 2011.

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  1. aandcyoung

    aandcyoung Thread Starter

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    I attempted to re-install the operating system on my Gateway laptop using the disk that came with the computer. After running the full re-install I got this message when restarting: "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll. Please re-install a copy of the above file." Googling the problem gives all sorts of suggestions, none of which make sense or work. All I can do at this point is start with the disk. I have tried three times and get the same result with other disks also. I would appreciate any help.
     
  2. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Cody Malware Specialist

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    You've tried restoring the computer using the Recovery Disk 3 times with the same result?
     
  3. pyritechips

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    Which "other disks" have you tried using?
     
  4. aandcyoung

    aandcyoung Thread Starter

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    Yes and with 2 other disks
     
  5. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Cody Malware Specialist

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    What are these "2 other disks" though?
     
  6. aandcyoung

    aandcyoung Thread Starter

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    Windows XP Media Center Version 2005 with Update Rollup 2
     
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    TheShooter93 Cody Malware Specialist

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    Here are some other suggested fixes and causes.
     
  8. aandcyoung

    aandcyoung Thread Starter

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    Thanks, I will give these a try.
     
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