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Windows XP won't start

My computer with XP won't start because the following file is missing or corrupt

system32hal.dll.

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  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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

    Important: If you can't gain access to your files to back them up, understand that you will lose them all if you continue with a clean installation of Windows XP.

  10. Test the hard drive. If all else has failed, including the clean installation from the last step, you're most likely facing a hardware issue with your hard drive but you'll want to test it to be sure.

    If the drive fails any of your tests, replace the hard drive and then install a new copy of Windows XP.

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For that you need winxp bootabler disk.
Tehn boot your computer with tht and go to recoverry console.
Then type in command prompt "chkdsk /r"
then press "y"
then it fixc error on harddisk.
Then after completing it restart your computer and boot with harddisk then it ok.

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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.

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My dell desktop inspiron 530s says windows


OK this is an easy one. Look at the lionk below it will help you recover.
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerrormessage/a/missinghaldll.htm
Hope this helps.

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Please help! Corrupt system32/hal.dll file


just buy xp disk and reinstall the window...

Nov 02, 2009 | Sony VAIO Z1VA Notebook

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Missing dll file.system32\hal.dll


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.

Oct 04, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: system32hal.dll


try booting with the restore CD that came with your notebook and do a repair. it will repair the current installation and eliminate your problem.

Aug 23, 2009 | Dell Inspiron E1505 Notebook

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Hal.dll missing or corrupt


then there is no option go get it back.... u have to boot into the Windows XP Setup then only u can solve this error...better get a CD Drive from any of ur neighbours or better buy one...

Jul 08, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Media Centre 2005 for...

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Without cd rom how shld i install system32hal.dll file..


Install the file using USB drive such as pendrive.

Visit the below link for more information on hal.dll missing or corrupt:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314477

Try the steps in method 1.

For method 2, we need to use Windows XP CD, try to use external DVD drive and after connecting the external drive, you can reinstall the file or follow the other steps to resolve the issue.

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Winnt_root>\System32\Hal.dll missing or corrupt:


if you have a windows cd you can do a system restore from it or at the boot screen some computers have a system recovery so you can use system restore without a disk, if you can use system restore, restore your computer to a earlier time and that should solve your problem

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