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Missing hal.dll

By CLT-IT_Tech ·
Unit won't boot; error=[ Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <windows root>\system32\hal.dll ]
Upon attempting to do "expand" from "hal.dl_" file on XP cd, unit reports back "Access denied".
Also noticed, unitreports "Access denied" when attempting to change to any subdirectory. Finally, when CD is used to boot into install, it does NOT recognize that a version of Windows is installed; asking for other OS cd to prove validity of "upgrade". Does anyone know of a workaround, or are we forced to format/reinstall OS?

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by dragononedon In reply to Missing hal.dll

try replacing the hal.dll file here is a place you get the file
http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?hal

You will need to know how to open the CAD file and find the dll you're looking for then erase and replace. this should take care of the problem.

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by CLT-IT_Tech In reply to Missing hal.dll

Answer does not address the "Access denied" issues at all...

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by shasca In reply to Missing hal.dll

This is from Bob Cerelli's site

If you get an error regarding a missing or corrupt hal.dll file, it might simply be the BOOT.INI file on the root of the C: drive that is misconfigured

Insert and boot from your WindowsXP CD.
At the first R=Repair option, press the R key
Press the number that corresponds to the correct location for the installation of Windows you want to repair.
Typically this will be #1
Type bootcfg /list to show the current entries in the BOOT.INI file
Type bootcfg /rebuild to repair it
Take out the CD ROM and type exit

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by CLT-IT_Tech In reply to Missing hal.dll

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by glyall In reply to Missing hal.dll

If you can not fix the hal.dll file, check how Win XP starts. You have press the F8 key when Windows boots, it might be staring in the safe mode. If it is change it to normal boot. If you still can not fix it see if you can run chkdsk. If you still done not work you will have to diagnose the hard drive. You most likely have several bad sectors. I have a Maxtor harddrive in my PC and Maxtor is replacing it, I had the some problem. I have tried several ways to get the hard drive to work until Maxtor replaces it. I had to reinstall the OS to get chddsk to work. I got several errors. Maxtor made me run their diagnose tool.

Good Luck

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