By whbmillis ·
getting error message following file missing or corrupt :
<windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
and cannot boot up have tried reinstalling cds but nothing doing error message reappears
Any suggestions

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Tried MS KnowledgeBase article...

by Dedlbug In reply to system32\hall.dll

Try going through this article for resolutions to your issue. Your hard drive could be bad as well.

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Another option

by IC-IT In reply to system32\hall.dll

is to try the second Repair option.
Verify that your boot order has the CD before the hard drive and watch for the "press any key to boot from cd.
The first R option will take you to the Recovery Console (which will help with the above post's suggestion). To get to the second ; choose enter, then the next R.

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This is the Hardware Abstraction Layer File

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to system32\hall.dll

Which lists the hardware of this particular computer.

If the above suggestions do not work you can try a In Place Upgrade Install by following the directions here on M$ Knowledge Base


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Something else to check

by Jacky Howe In reply to system32\hall.dll

How to Troubleshoot Windows 2000 Hardware Abstraction Layer Issues

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Try This

by willcomp In reply to system32\hall.dll

Boot from an XP CD and enter the Recovery Console.

Enter these six commands in sequence:

C:> CD..
C:> ATTRIB ?H -S -R C:\boot.ini
C:> del boot.ini
C:> BOOTCFG /Rebuild

Type 'EXIT' in the Windows Recovery Console and confirm the command to reboot.

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