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Windows file missing or corrupt

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November 24, 2010 5:22:40 PM

Hello,
I have a friend who told me her computer won't boot windows. She gets the following message;
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.
Can this be fixed and are there instructions on doing it. She's running XP on a Dell

November 24, 2010 10:36:31 PM

HAL.DLL is important file which links your hardware to operating system,

ask him to try XP repair(graphical ) option it might help
http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm
(look at the bottom of this link for how to do XP repair
November 26, 2010 1:58:38 PM

Thanks for the info. I will give it a try and will post what worked if any for others to use if having the same problem.
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