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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.
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
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,
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
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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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.
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