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I have formated the hard disk and loaded the OS 9 Microsoft Media center provided by emachine, but it keeps giving me error saying hal.dll not found reload the OS to fix the problem.

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    Do you have multiple partitions or are multi booting different o/s's?

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Read this.
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerrormessage/a/missinghaldll.htm

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After reinstalling OS, my computer will not reboot saying hal.dll is missing. When I tried the recovery disc, I recieve the "bootmgr is missing" message. What do I need to do now?


FORMAT AGAIN

press delete at  startup 
go2 BIOS option
1ST BOOT DEVICE CD/DRIVE
2ND BOOT DEVICE CD/DRIVE
F10 SAVE
RESTART PRESS F12

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Media center m370n keeps rebooting in loop wont start says KERNEL32.DLL was not found


Sounds like you have a boot error on the hard drive. Time to get out your rescue discs and reload Windows. When reloaded run CHKDSK/F to clear any errors. If you can run CHKDSK/F before having to format your hard drive, that may save you a lot of time.

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Missing file or corrupt windowssystem32 hal dll how to fix if I can't fix it can I do a full system restore with an xp disk and driver disk from another computer?


You can put in your Windows disk and boot PC from the disk drive and then select to repair, this will not format your PC and will replace your hal.dll file. fixing windows and keeping your personal files.

Usually this works, but if it can't fix the problem it will tell you then give you a format option, at that point turn off the PC, take out the hard dive, hook it up to another pc as a slave or external drive to back up your files, then put the thing back in your pc and format.

but try to use the repair option of your windows disk. there is hardly ever an actual reason for people to format

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Windows system 32 hal.dll error after restoring e-machine


There's actually a number of reasons why these annoying little DLL errors happen, but the most common, is caused when new programs are installed over all old ones and the old ones are not completely uninstalled 100%, causing registry pile ups and of course, getting a .DLL error messages.

Another reason, is damage that's been done by malware/spyware/adware programs, attaching themselves to your PC and wrecking havoc, deleting crucial DLL files from your PC.

The hal.dll file is created during install from 5 other dlls. HAL is the Hardware Abstraction Layer and it's the interface between the system drivers and the actual hardware.

Copying hal.dll will not resolve the problem.

A lot of times the file will be reported missing due to corruption of the boot sector or of the file system

Causes of the "missing or corrupt hal.dll" error include, naturally, a damaged hal.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 HDD.

Suggested remodies-

1. Restart the PC. The hal.dll error could be a fluke.

2. Check for proper boot order in BIOS. You might see the hal.dll error if the boot order in BIOS is first looking at a hard drive other than your main hard drive.
Note: If you've recently changed your boot order or recently flashed your BIOS, this may be what's causing your problem.

3. Run Windows XP System Restore from a command prompt. If this doesn't work or you're receiving the hal.dll error message before you're able to complete this process, move on to the next step.

4. Repair or replace the boot.ini file. This will work if the cause of the problem is actually Windows XP's boot.ini file and not the hal.dll file, which is often times the case.

5. Write a new partition boot sector to the Windows XP system partition. If the partition boot sector has become corrupt or isn't properly configured, you may receive the hal.dll error.

6. Restore the hal.dll file from the Windows XP CD. If the hal.dll file is truly the cause of the problem, restoring it from the original Windows XP CD may do the trick.

7. Perform a repair installation of Windows XP. This type of installation should replace any missing or corrupt files. Continue troubleshooting if this does not resolve the issue.

8. Perform a clean installation of Windows XP. This type of installation will completely remove Windows XP from your PC and install it again from scratch.

Note: While this will almost certainly resolve any hal.dll errors, it is a time consuming process due to the fact that all of your data must be backed up and then later restored.

Important: If you can't gain access to your files to back them up, understand that you will lose them all if you continue with a clean installation of Windows XP.

9. Replace the hard drive. Finally, if all else has failed, including the clean installation from the last step, you're most likely facing a hardware issue with your hard drive.

10. Perform a new installation of Windows XP after installing the new hard drive.

I have not tried it - but HERE is a free program purporting to fix the error.


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RUNDLL Error loadin


If you have recovery or OS disk then
insert in cd/dvd drive
then
click on start>run
type is "sfc /scannow" without quotes hit enter
and let your procedure finish
once its done reboot your pc.

Note: there is space between sfc and / .

post back if it makes any changes and rate all anwers.

good luck

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Clarification request


you need to restart with cd in rom and format again
when asks to delete selected yes you want to delete follow instructions
if you need more help let me know
let me know

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Hal.dll file missing, can't boot from xp disc as error states hard drive cannot be detected


Issue : Blue screen - Missing HAL.DLL error message
Solution :
1) Insert your windows XP CD into your CD/DVD drive.
2) Restart your computer.
3) Press the F12 key to access the one time boot menu.
4) Select Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive.
Press any key when prompted.
5) The Windows XP Setup will launch.
6) Press R to choose the Repair option and enter recovery console on the Welcome to Setup Page.
7) bootcfg /rebuild
8) Enter Y and press enter
9) Type Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition or Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition.
10) Type /fastdetect
11) Type Exit

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Hal.dll error after booting


HAL - Hardware Abstraction Layer (hal.dll)
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.dll 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.dll 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.dll 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.

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Computer will not boot and has crashed


This actually sounds like a faulty power supply to me.
The Hard drive not being detected will be due to the rest of the system sucking the power to start itself (motherboard goes first), then when the hard drive digs in and tries, there isn't enough there. Suddenly the hard drive dosn't exist.
Go into setup, power has stabilised, HDD gets powered in the next cycle after exiting the bios, but the rest of the system dosn't need to draw as much power since it is active and stable and the hard drive is detected finally.

Now with the system running, the system is unstable due to the power requirements of everything in there eating it.
Even the beep pattern fits the profile, the next big power ****** would have seen to that, the video card.

Get your hands on a decent 450-550w power supply.



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