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hal.dll corrupted or missing

Last response: in Windows XP
September 20, 2002 9:22:25 PM

Over the last couple of days, I've been getting a boot up error on XP Pro stating my (windows root)\system32\hal.dll file is missing or corrupted and to reinstall the file.

I copy the file from my XP cd\i386 folder to my system32 folder in Windows install\repair mode, overwriting the existing file and when I reboot my pc starts up okay.

The next time I reboot the same thing happens.

I have read that hal.dll is usually for dual boot systems, but mine is just XP Pro.

How can I stop this happening?

Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in!
September 21, 2002 1:40:27 AM

The most likely cause is that the boot.ini file is damaged.

<A HREF=";en-us;Q314477" target="_new">Error Message: Windows Could Not Start Because of a Computer Disk Hardware Configuration Problem</A>


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