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Anonymous
November 1, 2004 7:03:01 AM

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I get the following error when I start up my PC.

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<windows root>\system32\hal.dll error
Please re-install a copy of the above file"

I have looked into solutions for this and I know that you are supposed to be
able to replace the hal.dll through the recovery console as described at
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_haldll_missing.htm

Unfortunatey I get an access denied message when I try to do this. I do know
what the administrator password is but I don't get prompted for it when I
start the recovery console.

Is there a way to log into recovery console manually so it knows I am the
administrator?

I am happy to wipe the machine if I am able to get a couple of files off it
first, so any suggestions of how to do this would be appreciated also!!

Safe mode, Last Known Good Configuration etc etc don't work. It is also a
laptop so putting the hard disk as a slave in another machine isn't an option
either.

Many thanks,

Dave

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Anonymous
November 2, 2004 6:49:08 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

Are you sure you are working the Recovery Console correctly. Take a look
here. If you get on try a Bootcfg /rebuild at the
command prompt.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];314058



"Dave Clark" <daveclark@bloxhamschool.com.(nospam)> wrote in message
news:EA039FDB-6C0A-4DCC-B788-5DC37BC65FA1@microsoft.com...
>I get the following error when I start up my PC.
>
> "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
> <windows root>\system32\hal.dll error
> Please re-install a copy of the above file"
>
> I have looked into solutions for this and I know that you are supposed to
> be
> able to replace the hal.dll through the recovery console as described at
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_haldll_missing.htm
>
> Unfortunatey I get an access denied message when I try to do this. I do
> know
> what the administrator password is but I don't get prompted for it when I
> start the recovery console.
>
> Is there a way to log into recovery console manually so it knows I am the
> administrator?
>
> I am happy to wipe the machine if I am able to get a couple of files off
> it
> first, so any suggestions of how to do this would be appreciated also!!
>
> Safe mode, Last Known Good Configuration etc etc don't work. It is also a
> laptop so putting the hard disk as a slave in another machine isn't an
> option
> either.
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Dave
>
!