When doing a Windows XP Repair Install, you get the message (Can't Copy File), and then it gives you the name of the file. It will allow you to skip the file, but gives a Warning that Windows may not function properly without the file. This isn't limited to one file, it can happen multiple times during the Repair Install. If you try to run the Repair Install again, it will come up with even more files that it can't copy. This problem is not due to a bad Wildows Install CD. A brand new CD out of the box will do the same thing. I have heard that this problem is due to some recent updates from Microsoft. I would really like to have a solution to this problem. Steven P Jones - firstname.lastname@example.org
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hi this is very simple if u don't have the CD then u can download ur copy of windows by visiting the site www.kickasstorrents.com and as soon as the site opens in the search tab type ur OS name for e.x.windows XP professional or windows XP home basic if u don't know ur OS simply install a fresh copy of windows u can do it via a pen drive
step 1.as u have mentioned already that u don't have the CD so u can try another step as soon as u switch on ur PC simply press F8 at the very beginning when u see the logo of INTEL or ur MONITOR LOGO and u will see a list emerging in which u have start windows normally or load windows using drivers something of that kind in the very list u will find an option saying start windows with the most recent settings that worked simply choose that worked and start ur windows this will surely start ur windows and using the pen drive u can install a fresh copy of windows from the site i have given u to download and also u can repair ur current version of windows was this useful if yes pls rate my solution NOTE:when u download any copy be sure u see the ratings given by the users and also make sure that u install utorrent software before u begin the download with warm regards -bonefirediv
Because Micro$oft wants you buy everything from them, Windows XP
wants theme files to be digitally signed. If they aren't then XP won't
let you use the themes.
You must first patch your uxthemes.dll file in your C:\Windows\System32 directory. This can be easily done using the Uxthemes Patch which you can download here.
patch supports Windows XP, SP1, SP2, XP 64 bit and Windows Server 2003.
Run the patch, it will "fix" your uxtheme.dll file so you can use 3rd
party visual styles. Disregard any warnings about files being changed,
that is what we want to do. After you run the patch reboot your
Note: We recommend you create a restore point before running the patch
just for good measure. We did not author this file we have used it our
selves with no problems, use it at your own risk.
Install the XP Theme Files
Themes are usually downloaded as a .zip file which must first be
scanned using a virus scanning program, then unzipped to a temporary
folder you can create on your desktop.
Inside that folder you will most likely find a wallpaper image,
.msstyles file, a .theme file and possibly a font file. it all depends
on what the author has chosen to include in their theme package.
If your theme package contains one or more font files (.ttf) copy them to your C:\Windows\Fonts\ folder.
You may also find one or more .theme files (like axis.theme. Copy it/them to your C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\ folder. You will see a folder called Luna already in there, leave that alone, it is your existing Micro$oft XP Theme.
Locate the .msstyles file, create a folder in the C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\ folder, I usually name it what the .msstyles file is named (like axis.msstyles so the folder would be axis).
If you find a file called ShellStyle.dll, create a folder called Shell inside the first folder you created. Create another folder inside that called NormalColor. Copy ShellStyle.dll into the NormalColor folder.
Most of the time you will unzip the file and everything will be properly ordered and only need to be copied to your C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\ folder.
To install the wallpaper copy the wallpaper image file to your My Pictures folder.
How to Use the XP Theme
While in your My Pictures folder that contains your
wallpaper, click on the wallpaper file once to highlight it. In the
menu on the left side of the window you will see at the top Picture Tasks. Click on Set as desktop background. You should see the wallpaper on your desktop.
If the wallpaper needs to be stretched to fill the screen close the My Pictures window. Right click on the desktop, select Properties. The Display Properties window comes up, choose the Desktop tab. Your wallpaper should be highlighted in the list, using the Position box choose if you want it Tiled, Centered or Stretched.
While in Display Properties if your theme had a .theme file select the Themes tab and select your theme from the list. If your theme only had a .msstyles file go to the Appearance tab and select your theme from the Windows and Buttons list.
After you are done making your choices you can go to the Themes tab and save your theme by clicking Save As..., and then name it something.
That's all there is to it and all without buying any programs.
"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."
"<Winnt_root>\System32\Hal.dll missing or corrupt: Please re-install a copy of the above file."
"Cannot find \Windows\System32\hal.dll"
"Cannot find hal.dll"
The "missing or corrupt hal.dll" error displays shortly after the computer is first started. Windows XP has not yet fully loaded when this error message appears.
CauseCauses of the "missing or corrupt hal.dll" error include, naturally, a damaged hal.dll DLL file or a hal.dll file that has been deleted or moved from its intended location.Additional causes may include a damaged or missing boot.ini file or possibly a physically damaged hard drive.
Please let me know you have any further questions or concerns.
XP repair When you boot with the Win XP install CD-ROM, it loads a minimal operating system, similar to DOS, but compatible with Win XP. At the first screen you select install Win XP (not Recovery Console) and at the next screen it will find that you already have Win XP and offer to attempt a repair. This repair should not touch your Applications or data; it just reinstalls the Windows files. This is great because when it works you don't need to reinstall all your software. If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it. Thanks, Joe
It means that some files needed for windows to restart are missing,probably a system file or boot files. Some windows xp users usually re-install and repair their windows xp system using their original windows xp install disk and selecting the "repair" ooption. But another practical solution is to note down the missing file, then,on another PC using the same system,search for that file and copy, though you will have to note the folder location of that missing file from another PC. Boot your PC (the one that doesn't boot) with a system diskand on the command prompt (DOS prompt) copy the missing file from yourcopy disk to the same location where the missing file should be situated.
If the practical suggestion wouldn't work, then you have to re-install your windows on top of the current installation using your windows cd to repair yourwindows sytem, if this still doesn't then you have to install a new windows systemlocated in a different location in your disk, this way you still go to your saved files and backup your files.