I have this error and computer doesn't boot, I tried repair option and at the command pront I typed copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\ but said "the path or file specified is not valid" I have some important information in my HD that I would like to save. computers doesn't show any error last days and yesterday just appeared this error and I can't access any more. Can you please help me?
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Re: File Missing or Corrupt system32\hal.dll
Ok, that means the file boot.ini is not pointing at the right partition to boot. Make sure that in the boot.ini, in parentheses is the correct number, which is always one below the actual number!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean, partition number one has the number 0 for Windows.
If you can't boot from that disk, maybe you can put it in a computer, as a slave disk. I had the same problem because I installed Linux in another partition and Windows didn't like it.
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windows NT could not start bcause the following file is missing or corrupt : \system32\ntoskrnl.exe you could run the check disk utility click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive or click start control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer hope this helps
<windows root>system32hal.dll. is missing or corrupt. â How to fix it?â The Hal.dll file is the first file
that boot.ini tells the system to look for at boot. â Looking at it this way, this error message can be
rather misleading. In fact the reason could be a number of things, such as: â The boot.ini file is
actually corrupt or damaged, â or it is pointing the Startup to look in the wrong place.
The Hal.dll file is located in the System32 directory of your %SystemRoot% which in a default XP
setup is:â C:WindowsSystem32.â You can use the Dos boot disk (or NTFS Reader above) to
quickly determine if the file is missing.â If it is, then you should extract it from your XP CDrom and
place it in its proper location.Boot to your XP CDrom, and then choose 'r' to go to the Recovery
Console.â With your XP Cdrom in the drive, issue this command:Expand D:i386hal.dl_
C:Windowssystem32â â (This assumes the CDrom is D and your System Partition is C) â If this
does not cure your issue this may be due to issues in your boot.ini file.â â The boot.ini file is
actually corrupt or damaged, or it is pointing the Startup to look in the wrong place.
Resolution:â The easiest way to fix this is to boot to the Recovery Console and replace the old
boot.ini with a new one.â Once you have booted to the Recovery Console run these commands at
the prompt:Attrib -H -R -S C:boot.iniâ â â (This removes the attributes and allows deletion).
DEL C:boot.iniâ â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â (Deletes the corrupted boot.ini
file)â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â
BootCfg /Rebuildâ â â â â â â â â â â â â â â â (Recreates the new boot.ini file)If you would like
to view the boot.ini file, you will need a boot disk to get to the DOS prompt.â If you have formatted
with FAT32, then you may use a Windows boot disk (such as a W98 disk), but if you are running
NTFS, you will need a NTFS reader boot disk, such as NTFS Reader For DOS which is available for
download here.â To diagnose the problem, copy the boot.ini file from the hard drive (C:boot.ini) and
open it with Notepad.â You will want to verify that the "Default=" line as well as the ARC path line
are pointing to the right location.â Here is two examples of boot.ini files (ARC paths start with multi):
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect This
is a sample of the above Boot.ini file after adding another partition running Windows 2000
Professional. [boot loader]
multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)WINNT="Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
Put your windows xp disc in the drive and boot up from it, run windows repair or failing that reinstall on the upgrade option to keep your files and programs. If that fails, you will have to do a full instal.
This is supposed to be caused by some missing registry entries in your windows installation. Not exactly sure why this is happening. May be you have some important files that cannot be copied due to a damaged CD. Microsoft replaces the media for you so that you can try installing using the replacement. Click here for more details http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;326246 You can also try to recover the PC using recovery console. To do it follow the steps below To complete part one, follow these steps:
Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after you type each line:
md tmp copy c:windowssystem32configsystem c:windows mpsystem.bak copy c:windowssystem32configsoftware c:windows mpsoftware.bak copy c:windowssystem32configsam c:windows mpsam.bak copy c:windowssystem32configsecurity c:windows mpsecurity.bak copy c:windowssystem32configdefault c:windows mpdefault.bak
LOL , no my friend , you simply lost your HAL.dll , hardware abstraction layer
you need to reinstall windows , thats the easy way out
or you can take the hard road to china and attempt to recopy your HAL.dll to the proper location on the drive , my personaly I don't even go there , a fresh copy of windows is so much better in these instances because you don't know what else has gone wrong at this point , best to do a reinstall
because there really is nothing like a good ole fresh load of the operating system.
take the puppy back to school like it was at the factory baby :->
You didn't need to replace the hard drive if there is a missing NTLDR file, it just means that the boot sector is missing or corrupt.
You can fix it by putting in your WinXP CD, and choosing REPAIR.(This is known as the Recovery Console and it's in DOS just to warn you...)
Then you can type the following at the dos prompt:
fixmbr - Fixes corrupt master boot record
fixboot - Fixes corrupt boot sector
bootcfg /rebuild - Fixes corrupt or missing boot.ini