Question about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition for PC
A game wasnt working, said the Paged Pool memory was out. So i looked up how to fix it. It said to change the Windows Paging File or whatever... it worked for a bit. But then i looked at it and thought it must be only doing it on the C drive, not the biggest drive D. I changed the settings for the Paging File for D. And i deleted the numbers that were on C so it wouldnt use that drive. Then I rebooted and it, im guessing, is only checking the D drive when starting up, and Says HAL.DLL file missing or corrupted. It never once shows anything about setup or BIOS so i cant change that. It just restarts when I press any key... HELP!!!
Did u remove the pge file from C:...mmm u have to set it there.If hal.dll is missing here what u have to do.
HAL - Hardware Abstraction Layer
HAL is Microsoft's abbreviation for the Hardware Abstraction Layer, the technology and drivers that let the Windows NT, 2000, and XP operating systems communicate with your PC's hardware. HAL is one of several features--along with the NT file system (NTFS) that replaced the much less secure MS-DOS--that make NT-based operating systems more secure and reliable than Windows 95, 98, and Me.
HAL prevents applications from directly accessing your PC's system memory, CPU, or hardware devices (such as video and sound cards)--a method that can prevent many device conflicts and crashes. Unfortunately, HAL sometimes also slows or stops DOS games and programs, which need to load their own memory managers or control hardware directly for better performance.
With HAL in the way, developers must rewrite or even abandon their older software in favor of newer, HAL-compatible versions. Microsoft has pressured hardware makers to provide or support technologies such as MMX, DirectX, and 3D graphics language OpenGL, all of which allow fast but indirect access to the advanced high-performance features of video, sound, and CPU hardware. Such access also makes for a better visual experience when using Windows for Web and productivity applications; improved graphics performance is evident all over Windows XP's new user interface.
XP also offers some new compatibility-mode features that let you run programs meant to run under earlier operating systems, but, frankly, most DOS-based and even some Windows-based games simply won't work with the new OS.
So what you have to do is to boot from the CD.
Change the boot menu appropriately.
Then go to Recovery Console. Pressing R when the XP installation window comes up.
Then in the repair mode do the following.
Type this and Enter. .
expand X:\i386\hal.dl_ %systemroot%\System32\hal.dll
System root is the partition which holds Windows installation. So if its in C and if your CD drive is E...It has to be modified like this.
expand E:\i386\hal.dl_ C:\System32\hal.dll
This will solve ur problem. Remove the game from using safemode also. (Press F8 to go to safemode befor Windows boots).
This will solve ur problem. If it couldn't, do this.
Type each with an Enter.
Boot from your CD and follow the directions to start Recovery Console. Then:
Attrib -H -R -S C:\Boot.ini
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Posted on Jun 29, 2009
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