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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
"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.
Okay, the driver for IE (hal.dll) needs to be reinstalled.
Do the following:
Press the windows key and R
Type in command
In the command prompt that comes up:
Type in cd C:\Windows\System32\
Type in taskkill /f /im "hal.dll"
Type in del hal.dll
Then restart your computer
What taskkill does is kill the IE application that is using the
driver so you can delete it. After your system restarts, Windows will
automatically reinstall the IE driver, and the problem will be
This is an operating system error. You will need to run a system repair or reload with your recovery or operating system disc. Start with a repair, if the repair doesn't fix it, then reformat and reinstall the operating system. If you have any issues or problems during the format or reload, then your hard drive has failed and will need to be replaced.
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
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