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XP system files

By p.hodgeson ·
Have a pc running xp pro and every so often on boot up you get a dos looking screen saying it can't boot because ********* file is missing or corrupt.the first few times it was the c\windows\system32\windows\config file and last time it was windows root>\system32\hal.dll and it has been one more different one which I can't remember.....any ideas, sick of re-installing it or trying recovery console.....

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by Joseph Moore In reply to XP system files

To me, it sounds like XP is not compatible with the hardware you are running.

c\windows\system32\windows\config means a REgistry hive went bad.
windows root>\system32\hal.dll controls the CPU chipset.

My gut feeling is that your machine has some non-XP compatible hardware (maybe the motherboard) and you need to resolve that or XP is just gonna keep acting up.

Go to the Windows Hardware and Driver Central page:

to read about running a test on your system to make sure it is XP Compatible.

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by saihib In reply to XP system files

Post a comment giving us a hardware rundown.

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