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Please help! Acer Aspire one, mod No ZG5, will not start windows. Missing or corrupt: \system 32\hal.dll. Please reinstall a copy of the above file. But it came with no disk ???

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You need to reinstall windows, I think. You can also try to use yhe Recovery console to recover the selected file ( in your case hal.dll). But for that you have to get the windows installation cd/dvd first.

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I had the same problem with my aspire one. Hit, Alt + F10 as soon as the Aspire logo comes up and you can start the e-recovery process by just following the onscreen prompts. This will reset to factory settings from when you first bought it so all your files will be lost I'm afraid but if it's the same problem as me you will have no choice.

Hope this helps,

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I wouldn't spent the time necessary trying to fix this using the console. I would procure Windows XP Pro SP3 and an external USB CD/DVD drive. Set your BIOS ( <F2> at boot time) to attempt to boot from the external CD/DVD rom prior to the internal DISK.

Once the Windows installation starts asking questions, choose install to (existing) "\WINDOWS" directory and also choose DO NOT format the drive. This will allow you to recover any existing files you have place on the drive.

Upgrading to Windows XP Pro will also give you additional funtionality yuo did not have, particularly in a corporate or enterprise environment.

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Have acer aspire one, when started got screen saying file missing or corrupt window root system 32 hal.dll, nothing else cannot bring up safe mode do not have windows xp cd, in nursing home cannot afford...


I am going to start with the assumption you have already tried to reboot, then next choices from there go kinda like this...

Run windows XP restore from command prompt. (From safe ,mode type C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press Enter. If this doesn't work or you're receiving the hal.dll error message before you're able to complete this process, move on to the next step.

Replace the boot.ini file (run msconfig) This will work if the cause of the problem is actually Windows XP's boot.ini file and not the hal.dll file, which is often times the case.


Note: If repairing the boot.ini does correct the hal.dll issue but the problem reappears after a reboot and you've recently installed Internet Explorer 8 in Windows XP, uninstall IE8. In this specific situation, IE8 could be the root cause of your hal.dll problem.

Right click on c: drive, click on properties, then tools, click on the error checking button, the put a checkmark in each box, Click start and it may say it needs to run on next reboot click OK the reboot. The physical part of your hard drive that stores any part of the hal.dll file has been damaged, you're likely to see errors like this.


Run a repair install of the operating system. This type of installation should replace any missing or corrupt files. Continue troubleshooting if this does not resolve the issue.

Nov 29, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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When I turn my Gateway Profie 3 computer on, it will not boot up and displays the message: "WIndows could not start because the following files is missing or corrupt Windows^Root^\System32\ hal.dll....


Hi There,

Sounds like you're running XP bercause the hal.dll issue is almost always an XP issue. It's not the easiest thing to fix. Most often you need access to a floppy drive and floppy disc or you have to create a bootable CD that fools the computer into thinking it's a floppy with the replacement installer for hal.dll.

I recommend you read the info at the site below and decide whether to attempt the fix yourself or get assistance at your location.

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000490.htm

Regards,

Selk

Nov 19, 2010 | Gateway Profile 3 PC Desktop

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My PC wont to start .its says to reinstall windows root system 32 hall.dll


go here to download it on another computer>> http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?hal
unzip the file onto a USB zip drive than go plug that into your computer and install it. should be pretty simple if it doesn't work try going here and reading up for other possible solutions >> http://social.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/tabspace/thread/b82154ee-6dfd-4ed6-8450-cb22cce444f5

Nov 14, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My computer tells me windows root system32 hal.dll. What does this mean? It says missing or corrupted.


This is a normal windows thing. Sometimes a cold boot (off at least 30 secs) helps. If you can external boot or boot from another device or drive, you can just copy it over from another with the same operating system version. You can also get into the repair console and copy. It is also possible to boot from CD and copy it over. Only when all else fails, might end up reinstalling windows, but that would be hell.

Jun 28, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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"<Winnt_root>\System32\Hal.dll missing or corrupt:


  1. Verify the boot.ini file is found on the computer by using a boot diskette or use your Windows CD to get to the MS-DOS "C:\>" prompt.
  2. From this prompt edit the boot.ini, verify that it is pointing to the correct operating system, and that no anomalies are found within the file. Below is a listing of what to verify
  • If only one operating system is on the computer verify that the boot.ini only has one operating system listed. In some situations an alternate configuration line may be added for the same operating system, leaving the improper line.
  • Verify that the "default=" line as well as the operating system line are the same and that they are pointing to the correct operating system.
Verify that the computer has the hal.dll file

From the MS-DOS "C:\>" prompt quickly determine if your computer has the "hal.dll" file by typing "dir hal.dll /s" at the prompt. If the computer returns a "File not found" message, the hal.dll has been deleted.

To recover this file boot the Windows operating system CD and choose the option to "Restore", "Repair", or "Recover." This option will prompt you for the Windows installation to use, the administrators password and will allow you to restore the proper file. At the MS-DOS prompt type the below command.

expand C:\i386\hal.dl_ D:\windows\system32\

In the above example "D" would be the letter of your CD-ROM drive and "C" the letter of the drive your operating system is installed on. For example, your disc drive may be D: and your hard drive is likely C:.

Jun 04, 2009 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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Windows system 32 hal.dll error after restoring e-machine


There's actually a number of reasons why these annoying little DLL errors happen, but the most common, is caused when new programs are installed over all old ones and the old ones are not completely uninstalled 100%, causing registry pile ups and of course, getting a .DLL error messages.

Another reason, is damage that's been done by malware/spyware/adware programs, attaching themselves to your PC and wrecking havoc, deleting crucial DLL files from your PC.

The hal.dll file is created during install from 5 other dlls. HAL is the Hardware Abstraction Layer and it's the interface between the system drivers and the actual hardware.

Copying hal.dll will not resolve the problem.

A lot of times the file will be reported missing due to corruption of the boot sector or of the file system

Causes of the "missing or corrupt hal.dll" error include, naturally, a damaged hal.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 HDD.

Suggested remodies-

1. Restart the PC. The hal.dll error could be a fluke.

2. Check for proper boot order in BIOS. You might see the hal.dll error if the boot order in BIOS is first looking at a hard drive other than your main hard drive.
Note: If you've recently changed your boot order or recently flashed your BIOS, this may be what's causing your problem.

3. Run Windows XP System Restore from a command prompt. If this doesn't work or you're receiving the hal.dll error message before you're able to complete this process, move on to the next step.

4. Repair or replace the boot.ini file. This will work if the cause of the problem is actually Windows XP's boot.ini file and not the hal.dll file, which is often times the case.

5. Write a new partition boot sector to the Windows XP system partition. If the partition boot sector has become corrupt or isn't properly configured, you may receive the hal.dll error.

6. Restore the hal.dll file from the Windows XP CD. If the hal.dll file is truly the cause of the problem, restoring it from the original Windows XP CD may do the trick.

7. Perform a repair installation of Windows XP. This type of installation should replace any missing or corrupt files. Continue troubleshooting if this does not resolve the issue.

8. Perform a clean installation of Windows XP. This type of installation will completely remove Windows XP from your PC and install it again from scratch.

Note: While this will almost certainly resolve any hal.dll errors, it is a time consuming process due to the fact that all of your data must be backed up and then later restored.

Important: If you can't gain access to your files to back them up, understand that you will lose them all if you continue with a clean installation of Windows XP.

9. Replace the hard drive. Finally, if all else has failed, including the clean installation from the last step, you're most likely facing a hardware issue with your hard drive.

10. Perform a new installation of Windows XP after installing the new hard drive.

I have not tried it - but HERE is a free program purporting to fix the error.


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Apr 10, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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I have an acer aspire one notebook. I just tried to turn it on and it says : windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt : <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll. Please...


u have to get the recovery cd from vendor. if there is no cd the u have no other option to purchase a windows cd to re-install or repair of windows.

Nov 18, 2008 | Acer Computers & Internet

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