Computer crash

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atempt to switch on computer message on screenreload windows roots system 32 hal d11 what does this mean
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  1. your video driver has been scrambled?
    one of the simplest ways to fix this is to use a windows XP installation disk...
    the directions are posted in THIS forum, sixth post from the top.
  2. http://a.imageshack.us/img9/7654/doublefacepalmg.jpg


    Your HAL.DLL is no good.

    Do a "repair" to fix it.

    To see how to repair Windows, click
    HERE.
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    how do you fix a file if you dont know whats wrong with it?
    Could be malware then a repair dont remove it

    If you've recently installed Internet Explorer 8 in Windows XP, uninstall IE8. In this specific situation, IE8 could be the root cause of your hal.dll problem as well.

    Try troubleshooting first before you do a repair install


    Once the HAL is gone bad, only a full Windows "repair" is gong to fix it. OP has no other way to start computer. Could remove drive and connect to another computer, scan for trouble and replace, then do full "repair", but fact is, machine will never start again without either a repair or full re-install.

    If repair is done, machine will start. Virus scan should be done at once before shutting down again if malware is suspected.


  4. @Dadiggle


    Way above, you said...
    Quote:
    Enter Windows XP Recovery Console. The Recovery Console is an advanced diagnostic mode of Windows XP with special tools that will allow you to restore the boot.ini file.
    Now when we look at your correct flowchart of a Win XP computer starting, in your last post, we see that to work on the boot.ini (as you stated above) will be a dog chasing it's tail.

    The boot.ini is done with and over by they time the HAL error occurs.

    As the lame TV commercial says,,, "But Wait!! There's More!!"

    soundguruman had priviously sent the OP to his video card? oh well, typical.
    Quote:
    your video driver has been scrambled?
    one of the simplest ways to fix this is to use a windows XP installation disk...
    the directions are posted in THIS forum, sixth post from the top.

    Thus, the double face palm.
    We sure have our fun here though, don't we?
    [:tigsounds]
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