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My emachine will not boot up

It says on the screen that ''windows> could not start because the following files are missing or corrupt

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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 for it.

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

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You may use any XP cd weather or not its yours to correct and reinstall corrupt and missing files.

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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.

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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.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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I cannot boot up my Microsoft Windows 7 due to a corrupt ntfs.sys file. I can access command prompt through computer or cd. Please help!


As you are able to access command prompt, you can run the "System File Checker" tool to repair/ replace the corrupted ntfs.sys file. To do this, follow the instructions below:
1.Restart your system and tap F8 key repeatedly until you see Advanced Boot Options menu on your screen. If you miss reaching the screen in the first attempt, repeat this step until you reach the screen.
2.On the Advanced Boot Options screen, select "Safe Mode with command prompt"
3.In the command prompt window, type "SFC /scannow" (without quotes).
Note: There is a space between C and / in the command above.

This will scan all your protected system files and replace the corrupted files with a cached copy stored in your system.
Important: Please do not close the command prompt window until the verification is 100% complete. After the process is completed, the scan results will be displayed on your screen.

To know more about System File Checker, you can refer to the following Microsoft support page:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833

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Boot problems and their possible causes & resolutions


Symptoms:
Black screen
"Invalid Partition Table"
"Error loading operating system"
"Missing operating system"


Cause:
Corrupt Master Boot Record (MBR)

Resolution:
Boot into Recovery Console and run "fixmbr" to repair the MBR

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Symptoms:
"A disk read error occurred"
"NTLDR is missing"
"NTLDR is compressed"


Cause:
Corrupt boot sector

Resolution:
Boot into Recovery Console and run "fixboot" to repair the boot sector

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Symptoms:
"BOOT.INI is missing or corrupt"
"Boot device inaccessible"
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll"


Cause:
BOOT.INI missing, corrupt or out of date as a partition has been inserted

Resolution:
Boot into Recovery Console and run "bootcfg /rebuild" to repair the BOOT.INI

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Symptoms:
"Windows could not start not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM"


Cause:
Corrupt/missing system hive

Resolution:
1. Boot into Recovery Console and run "chkdsk C: /f" to check the system disk for errors and fix them, then reboot.
2. If the error continues and System Restore is enabled, copy the system hive from the last restore point into \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG
3. If the error continues, copy the system hive from \WINDOWS\REPAIR into \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG
4. If the error continues, perform a repair installation by booting from the Windows installation media


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Symptoms:
"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk, Check boot path and disk hardware."


Cause:
Boot volume (with Windows folder) is not accessible as defined in BOOT.INI

Resolution:
Check the boot volume is accessible

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Symptoms:
Dual-boot 32-bit Windows and 64-bit Windows system reports "NTOSKRNL.EXE is corrupt" trying to boot into 64-bit Windows

Cause:
System volume contains an older boot loader than the boot volume requires - e.g. XP SP2 installed after XP x64

Resolution:
Copy NTDETECT.COM and NTLDR from XP x64 installation media to the root of the system volume

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Dell Latitude 810 will not boot. When computer is turned on a black screen appears with the message "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows...


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At the C:\Windows\System32\> prompt type bootcfg /rebuild then press enter
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330184
reboot see if error resolved.
If not then try running diagnostics by pressing Fn plus power button, see if there is a HDD malfunction

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Ntfs is missing


To resolve this problem, replace the missing or corrupted Ntfs.sys file:
  1. Use the Windows Vista startup disks or the Windows Vista CD to restart your computer.
  2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to select the To repair a Windows Vista installation using Recovery Console, press R option.
  3. Type the number of the Windows installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console, and then press ENTER.
  4. Type the administrator password when you are prompted, and then press ENTER. If no administrator password exists, just press ENTER.
  5. At the command prompt, type the following commands (press ENTER after each command): cd \windows\system32\drivers

    ren ntfs.sys ntfs.oldNote This step renames the corrupted Ntfs.sys file to Ntfs.old. If the Ntfs.sys file is not found, the file is missing.
  6. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: copy cd:\i386\ntfs.sys drive:\windows\system32\driversWhere cd is the drive letter for the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows Vista CD, and drive is the drive where you installed Windows Vista .
  7. Remove the Windows Vista CD from your CD-ROM drive, type quit at a command prompt, and then press ENTER to quit the Recovery Console.
  8. Restart the computer.
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1.Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD drive, and then restart the computer.
2.Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted.
3.When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
4.Press 1 (One) to select windows XP and then hit enter.
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Won't finish boot because bad or missing system32/drivers/ntfs.sys file


There's a few ways to fix this. Easiest way is to just reinstall your operating system. That will wipe out everything and i assume you have data that you don't want lost.

Here is an alternate route. That file is stored on the disk in the I386 folder. Below is a link with the directions.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822800

Be prepared, there is still a chance you could lose your data, but the above link gives you the best chance at fixing the problem.

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