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"...missing or corrupt\system32\hal.dll..."

When I start my laptop, I get a DOS error message: "Windows could notstartbecause the following file is missing or corrupt: \system32\hal.dll Please re-install a copy of the above file."

How do I get the file and how do I re-install it. I have tried "starting up with a RegCure Setup disc in the machine, but it does not get read.

Thank you for your help.

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  • act4yew Feb 18, 2009

    Sorry, but a part of the problem is that I don't have my Windows XP cd's.. I am in search of HP Pavillion zt1170 Recovery CD

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    and the file c:\windows\system32\cnfig\software cant be read

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Boot from windows install CD, when it loads, press "R" for repair.

It will go out to dos.

when it gets to dos, type: CHKDSK C: /P then press enter and let it repair, when done
just type EXIT, it will reboot, remove the CD and see if it reboots. If this doesnt work or you need more help, let me know, i can be more detailed if you need, Im just at work and dont have alot of time to type.

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    <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
    Please re-install a copy of the above file."

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