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Laptop is telling me there is a dll file. is it recoverable?

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  • cunnyjnr Nov 10, 2008

    thanks. the missing file is \system32\hal.dll. My Laptop will not boot up as it says this file is missing. I some how fear the worst.

  • Jeff Strader
    Jeff Strader May 11, 2010

    most likely, post the exact spelling of the dll file here and ill see if i can walk you through getting working.

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Hal.dll is the core of Windows' Hardware Abstraction Layer, which allows applications to access devices in the system without knowledge of the specific protocol used by any one device.
Although drivers for most hardware are contained in external files, core drivers (which are required to support the kernel) are compiled into Hal.dll.
The Windows 2000 and Windows XP CDs supplied by Microsoft have a tool called the Recovery Console which can be used to repair errors that prevent Windows XP from starting using the command line. OEM versions of Windows XP, including computers that were supplied with Windows XP preinstalled, may not have this utility, so the following steps may not work:

  • Insert the Windows CD and start the computer.
  • When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press R.
  • Type a number corresponding to the Windows installation you wish to repair (usually 1) and press Enter.
  • When prompted, type the administrator password and press Enter.
  • At the command prompt, enter the following commands./ (The example commands assume that C: is your Windows drive. Change the drive letter if appropriate.)
    ATTRIB -H -R -S C:\BOOT.INI
    DEL C:\BOOT.INI
    BOOTCFG /REBUILD FIXBOOT
  • Remove the Windows XP CD from the drive and restart the computer.
If this does not resolve the problem:
  • Repeat the instructions above to boot to the recovery console and log on as administrator.
  • At the command prompt type the following command:
    EXPAND D:\I386\HAL.DL_ C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\HAL.DLL

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If the dll file is missing, use a search engine to find dll files. You can replace it. I have had to do it several times and its harmless to your computer.

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

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On Microsoft Window's operating systems, a DLL stands for Dynamic Link Library. DLL's are relatively small files that include a library of functions- usually data that can be shared across multiple applications. DLL's are called upon by various applications and can be loaded and utilized by these applications concurrently.
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There are two easy ways that a DLL can be registered in your Window's operating system's registry, the first is the simplest, known as self registering files, the second way is to manually register a DLL.

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The second method used to register DLL files on your computer is via manual registration. Manually registering a DLL file is quite simple and can be done in only a few steps.
1. The first step is turn on your computer, launching your Window's operating system.

2. Once your Window's operating system has loaded completely, click on Start and then click on Run.


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