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How to fix "missing or corrupt system32\hal.dll"

After trying to install XP SP2 on my external HD the pc i was using failed to boot normally. the pc in question had Vista installed on it already. i feel my earlier actions has messed up the boot path to the pre-installed Vista and now i am unable to boot with the Vista. but in order for us to continue using the pc i installed the XP on it so i am able to use the pc now though i would like to return to using the Vista. from a chat rom i was made aware that i am unable to boot with the pre-installed Vista because system32\hal.dll is corrupt or damaged. please is this truely the case and if s how can i fix it so that i can return to using the earlier OS

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If you reformatted the hard drive when you installed XP you will not be able to restore Vista unless you have the disk that came with the computer (if any) You can contact the manufacturer of the computer and order the restore disk from them.

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Corrupt or missing hal.dll/ wrong boot.ini wont boot up


Check that you have not left a CD, DVD or USB stick or device plugged in when you are trying to boot as the laptop may be trying to boot from that instead of the correct internal hard drive.
HAL.DLL is for the Hardware Abstract Layer and if this is really missing or corrupt you will need to look for a recovery disk.boot.ini is normally used on such as Windows XP and you should be able to find examples of this file by searching on Google or the Microsoft site.
See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022 which gives examples of how to edit boot.ini for Windows XP.

Dec 13, 2011 | Dell Latitude D510 Notebook

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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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Says windows root>\system32\hal.dll. is missing or corrupt, can't use laptop Please advise, regards Jason


some system on your windows has corrupted, it caused by a virus or bad disk
you need to restore your system to fix this issue
if your laptop build in windows xp and you have a restore disk just follow these steps
1. turn on your notebook
2.quickly press ctr and f11 simultaneously
3. click restore when "Dell PC restore" message appears
4.click confirm (it means you will lost all data in drive which contains your old operation system)
5.wait and click finish when the process of restore finish
if your laptop build in windows vista you can follow these steps
1. turn on your laptop
2. quickly press f8
3. when "Advance Boot Menu" message appears just click repair
4. select language and click next
5. log in and click ok
6. click dell factory restore and click next
7. click yes on the box "format hard drive and restore the system"
8. when the process finish click finish
if you don't have a restore disk build in your laptop you need a windows cd installer to reinstall your os

Jun 06, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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Notebook says that windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt &lt;windows root&gt;/system32/hal.dll.


Causes 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.

To fix it:
1) Restart your PC, sometimes the hall.dll error could be an error itself and your PC should boot up fine.
2) Go into the BIOS by pressing the Delete key as the laptop boots. Then navigate to disk boot priority and make sure this is set to your main hard drive (the one that has Windows installed on it). Save and exit the BIOS. Sometimes if you have a USB flash drive/Pen drive or external hard drive it may automatically switch the boot priority to that.
If these two quick steps don't fix the problem then head over to here and continue reading up about repairing the boot.ini file.

Mar 10, 2011 | NEC PKM35-4A33 Buzzer (802870018009A) PC...

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Unable bootup & error prompt that HAL.dll file missing or corrupt


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.
Resolution
  1. Restart the PC. The hal.dll error could be a fluke.

  2. Check for proper boot order in BIOS. You might see the hal.dll error if the boot order in BIOS is first looking at a hard drive other than your main hard drive.

    Note: If you've recently changed your boot order or recently flashed your BIOS, this may be what's causing your problem.

  3. Run Windows XP System Restore from a command prompt. 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.

  4. Repair or replace the boot.ini file. 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.

Nov 09, 2010 | Acer Aspire 4720 Notebook

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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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The file <windows root>\system32\hal.dll.


Restart the PC. The hal.dll error could be a fluke.
Check for proper boot order in BIOS. You might see the hal.dll error if the boot order in BIOS is first looking at a hard drive other than your main hard drive.
Note: If you've recently changed your boot order or recently flashed your BIOS, this may be what's causing your problem.
Run Windows XP System Restore from a command prompt. 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.
Repair or replace the boot.ini file. 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.
Write a new partition boot sector to the Windows XP system partition. If the partition boot sector has become corrupt or isn't properly configured, you may receive the hal.dll error.
Recover data from any bad sectors on your hard drive. If 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.
Restore the hal.dll file from the Windows XP CD. If the hal.dll file is truly the cause of the problem, restoring it from the original Windows XP CD may do the trick.
Perform a repair installation of Windows XP. This type of installation should replace any missing or corrupt files. Continue troubleshooting if this does not resolve the issue.
Perform a clean installation of Windows XP. This type of installation will completely remove Windows XP from your PC and install it again from scratch.
Note: While this will almost certainly resolve any hal.dll errors, it is a time consuming process due to the fact that all of your data must be backed up and then later restored.

Feb 15, 2010 | Dell Latitude E5500 Laptop

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Systemroot/32 /hal.dll missing


You can download hal.dll here http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?hal (but are you sure it's missing and not just "hidden"?)

Nov 15, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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\system32\hal.dll. MISSING FILE


YOU NEED TO DOWN LOAD THIS PROGRAM FROM MICROSOFT.

WWW.WINDRIVERS.COM/HAL.DLL
OR
WWW.WINDRIVERS.COM/SYSTEM32/HAL.DLL

ONLINE ADDRESS BAR: WINDOW DRIVERS FOR SYSTEM32\HAL.DLL

OR FIND THE FILE IN THE ORIGINAL SOFTWARE YOU INSTALLED THE WINDOWS VERSION ONTO THE SYSTEM

ROD

Feb 12, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5000 Notebook

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Windows>\system32\hal.dll. corrupt


HAL.DLL Missing or Corrupt

If you get an error regarding a missing or corrupt hal.dll file, it might simply be the BOOT.INI file on the root of the C: drive that is misconfigured

Insert and boot from your WindowsXP CD.
At the first R=Repair option, press the R key
Press the number that corresponds to the correct location for the installation of Windows you want to repair.
Typically this will be #1
Type bootcfg /list to show the current entries in the BOOT.INI file
Type bootcfg /rebuild to repair it
Take out the CD ROM and type exit

Regards

Mar 26, 2008 | HP OmniBook XE3 Notebook

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