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Download the missing
comctl32.dll file. Locate a website that offers the comctl32.dll file.
You can also use the link in the Resources section.
Unzip the download file if it is
a .zip-type file. Right-click on the file and choose "extract" to make
the file available in a .dll format.
Install the missing comctl32.dll
file in the proper folder on the computer. If the operating system is
64-bit Windows, copy comctl32.dll to the "C:\Windows\SysWOW64" folder.
If the operating system is 32-bit Windows, copy comctl32.dll to the
Restart the computer by clicking on the "Start" button and selecting the "Restart Computer" option.
Open the computer program that
previously displayed the error message stating that the file
comctl32.dll was missing. This will verify the program now works
For that first you have to fix error on harddisk. Boot computer with recovery disk then choose recovery console mode. Then type in prompt "chkdsk /r" then press "y" then it fix error on harddisk then install windows. Let me know if you need more assistance. Thanks.
Just google the error msg and you'll find the solution for it. At most times, ppl recommend you to delete this particular registry file that is associated with this dll file. But if I were you, i would better reinstall the operating system. Just google the error and give a try. Best o'luck.
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.
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:.