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640M Dell 640m Laptop - /system32/hal.dll

My 640M laptop was working fine last night. It wouldn't work today and when I F1 it - it stated that:
Problem:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt
/system32/hal.dll

There was no software given when I received the new Dell as a gift. The only cardboard looking like a CD stated that there was no CD needed because they said that I could do system restore. Well I am unable to bring the computer up to do system restore. I do not know why Dell did not give a system computer disc. How do I fix this?

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  • sjyjones Sep 25, 2008

    I don't see an answer from voro? What is the solution?

  • sjyjones Sep 25, 2008

    Please give an step by step answer for this.



    Thank you.

  • sjyjones Sep 25, 2008

    What Answer?



    Please someone give an answer - step by step for a solution.



    Or I will plan to get my notebook locally to fix it.



    Thank you.

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    Exact same problem, error message. I think it was caused by updating Ad-Aware or Spy-Bot, happened right after. Can't start in Safe Mode. What next?!

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