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It says on the screen that ''windows> could not start because the following files are missing or corrupt
In the removal process, you may have removed the hal.dll file. The system configuration has changed and Windows is looking in the wrong place
If Windows XP, use the XP installation CD. Change the boot order and boot from the CD.
First, try to restore the hal.dll file from the Windows XP CD. Boot your system without the CD.
If that doesn't work, use the Recovery Console which should fix the problem.
If not, more extensive work, such as Windows Repair or Clean Install would be necessary.
Hope that helps.
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
You may use any XP cd weather or not its yours to correct and reinstall corrupt and missing files.
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
I am still new at this, but i had a simular prob. check any backup files , if you have them, to copy the file agian or if you do virus scans and save the logs, check them. they have been helpfull to me.
Posted on Jul 25, 2009
You might try restoring the last known good configuration.
Press F8 over and over before the windows logo comes up.
You should get a text menu showing lots of options like safe mode etc. One of them should be last known good configuration. It may replace your corupted file with a known good one.
HAL.dll is the Hardware Abstraction Layer or something like that. It kind of acts like a go between for your Hardware and Operating system. So if this file is stuffed you don't have much chance of it booting. You might find some advice on Microsoft's web site relating to a corrupt hal.dll. I found some directions here on how to replace that file from the os cd. http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ht/restorehaldll.htm
There is a lot of advertising but just read carefully it seems like good advice.
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