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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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Reinstall windows root system 32 hal.dll


Do a start up repair.

Insert your Windows Operating System disc in the DVD. Reboot your computer and press any key when you see the phrase "Press Any Key to Boot in CD".


Select the start up repair and it should work after the loading process.


I hope this helps.

Carlo

Jan 23, 2013 | Dell Inspiron Computers & Internet

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My acer one has no cd rom and has an error report windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt <window root>\system32\hal.dll please re-install copy of the above file


You need to repair your windows, with either using Recovery or get the external CD then reinstall operating system. Hal.dll usually still in your system32 folder but corrupted..

Aug 05, 2011 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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On start up <windows root>/system32\hal.dll.


Your Hall.dll is fine but you have to repair it.

ATTRIB C:\BOOT.INI -a -h -r -s
DEL C:\BOOT.INI
BOOTCFG /rebuild
FIXBOOT

Jan 17, 2011 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: &lt;windows root&gt;\system32\hal.dll. How do i fix it?


hi, right you need to boot up using your windows disk, change the boot order so it picks your DVD drive first, now select repair once windows starts up.

Regards
GeWiz.

Please rate this if it helps.

Dec 18, 2010 | Acer Aspire 1640Z Notebook

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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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HI MY ACER ASPIRE 5612 WILL NOT OPEN BECAUSE THE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT &lt;WINDOWS ROOT&gt;\SYSTEM32\HAL.DLL.


Read this
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerrormessage/a/missinghaldll.htm
and follow the troubleshooting protocol. If you don't know how to do that then just reinstall Windows.

Nov 09, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Keep getting this message <window


Hello,
  • "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.
Thanks.

May 08, 2010 | HP Compaq 6720s Notebook

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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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Error message when starting up: <Windowsroot>\system 32\hal.dll. Please reinstall a copy of the above file.


This issue happens if boot files are corrupted .. you need to have the Operating System Cd to resolve this problem . Considering you have windows xp you need to have the installation cd for windows xp .
you need to use bootcfg command to resolve the issue.

Go to bios and change the boot sequence to boot from the cd, if you are not able to boot from the cd. and then boot using windows xp cd .

Then push R to go to recovery console and use the below command

Boot to Recovery Console and rebuild the BOOT.INI file with the BOOTCFG /REBUILD
command.

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