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Suddenly the desktop willnot start, the screen says 'Windows could not start because the following file is corrupt or missing \system32\hal.dll it wants the file reinstalled,I have tried to boot from the original XP CD but no sucess there wht should I do next

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The missing or cannot find hal.dll, \windows\system32\hal.dll, or \winnt\system32\hal.dll error message may be experienced on a Microsoft Windows 2000 or Microsoft Windows XP system when the boot.ini becomes corrupted or when a user is attempting to dual boot a computer. As a first aproach have you tried the safe boot (using F8) to start up your computer?

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