Question about HP Pavilion a1230n (EG134AA) PC Desktop

1 Answer

HP Pavilion Media Center a1235c PC Desktop computer error - says Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \system32\hal.dll Please re-install a copy of the above file. Where do I get a copy of this file. I have already used the Operating System disc - Reinstallation CD and that did not help. It showed my product as not a valid - but it is an HP pavillion a1235c PC Desktop

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • HP Master
  • 1,479 Answers

A very old DT. listed now as RETIRED.
https://support.hp.com/us-en/retired-products
what OS is there now???? seems its XP right?

what disc, be clear.?
I have already used the Operating System disc - Reinstallation CD
HP? set (called the HP media kit cd set)
MS (microsoft have vast discs and all fail lacking a license.
OR FROM FROM VIRUS SITE THAT SELLS cloned DISKS.


LESSON 1, The case COA tag is the HP/MS OEM license
that is useless with any MS you have, its OEM disks, not RETAIL license.
so only HP disks work see? with that COA.
MS does not sell OEM disks, but long ago, MS did XP like that but are rare as hens teeth then and x1000 more rare now... EBAY?

first is F11 restore key
if the HDD is still good and not MS installer slammed.
then the F11 key works, or F10 for old XP.

That function key is boot up hot key
F10 for the oldest. even older have no hot key at all
like win2000?
show stoppers.
no key
no correct disk the HP disk has all the HP chip drivers that work
F10 or F11 HP restore key, will fail if the HDD is dead.
F10 or F11 HP , key fails if someone used MS disks on it in the past.
if this pc is super old, you need a set of disks and a matching coa license,
MS still requires activation on XP and VISTA. on up.
even though XP is now, DEAD at MS

next time say what OS is on the system the
show photos of the 1st CD. and magic happens, we go UNBLIND.

if running XP consider upgrading it?
http://www.pcdied.com/XP-sux-sg.html

Posted on Jul 10, 2017

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
Joed911
  • 4338 Answers

SOURCE: windows could not start because

Here is a link that will help you step-by-step fix the hal.dll error:

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

copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

Buschchris1
  • 474 Answers

SOURCE: "...missing or corrupt\system32\hal.dll..."

Boot from windows install CD, when it loads, press "R" for repair.

It will go out to dos.

when it gets to dos, type: CHKDSK C: /P then press enter and let it repair, when done
just type EXIT, it will reboot, remove the CD and see if it reboots. If this doesnt work or you need more help, let me know, i can be more detailed if you need, Im just at work and dont have alot of time to type.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

  • 9 Answers

SOURCE: missing file when computer is turned on

Re-run the recovery.

This is a common symptom when the recovery fails the final phase of the HP recovery.

Since you say you are getting hal.dll, this must be an XP PC and you need to shut down the PC, remove any third party video or add-on cards installed (added RAM or Hard Drives are OK to leave in) and disconnect any peripherals (printers, scanners, etc.).

Once you have confirmed ONLY the monitor, KB and mouse are connected (preferrably the ones that shipped with the PC), start the PC and press the F10 key at the Blue HP logo screen until you see the PC entering the "hp pc system recovery" progress bar at the bottom of the screen. When you see the Recovery Manager first screen, click on "Advanced Options" - this performs a destructive recovery of the PC versus the default path which just reloads the OS. Once you click on "Advanced Options" check the top of the next screen to make sure the green arrow is pointing to Destructive Recovery and NOT MS System Restore (some HP models have this option). Then follow the default keys "Next", Yes and Yes. The recovery should take about 20 minutes. Good luck.

Apex44

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

  • 39 Answers

SOURCE: missing file or corrupt

Method 1 loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); Edit the Boot.ini file to restore or correct the Default entry and to ensure that the other entries in the [Operating Systems] section of the Boot.ini file point to the appropriate directories.

For more information about how to edit the Boot.ini file, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 289022 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022/ ) How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP uparrow.gifBack to the top Method 2 loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); Use the Bootcfg utility in the Recovery Console to correct the Boot.ini file:

  1. Use the Windows XP CD-ROM to start your computer.
  2. When you receive the message to press R to repair Windows by using the Recovery Console, press the R key.
  3. Select the Windows installation that you want, and then type the administrator password when prompted.
  4. Type bootcfg /rebuild, and then press ENTER.
  5. When the Windows installation is located, the following instructions are displayed: Add installation to boot list? (Yes/No/All)
    [Type Y in response to this message.]

    Enter Load Identifier:
    [This is the name of the operating system. Type Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home Edition.]

    Enter OS Load options:
    [Leave this field blank, and then press ENTER]. After you perform the preceding steps, restart the computer, and then select the first item on the boot menu. This should allow Windows XP to start normally.

    After Windows XP has successfully loaded, the Boot.ini can be modified to remove the incorrect entry.
For more information about how to edit the Boot.ini file, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 289022 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022/ ) How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP uparrow.gifBack to the top Method 3 loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution');
  1. Start the computer by using your Windows XP CD-ROM. Press any key to boot from the CD.
  2. After the setup files are finished loading press R to repair using Recovery Console.
  3. When you are in the recovery console, select the installation to log on to (usually number 1), and then press ENTER.
  4. Login to the Administrator account by typing the password for this account, and then press ENTER.
  5. At the recovery console command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

    For Uni-Processor systems: expand <cd-drive>:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ <hd-drive>:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exeFor Multi-Processor systems: expand <cd-drive>:\i386\ntkrnlmp.ex_ <hd-drive>:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe Note In these two commands, the <cd-drive> placeholder represents the drive letter of your CD drive, and the <hd-drive> placeholder represents the drive letter of the hard disk on which windows is installed.
  6. If you receive a prompt to overwrite the file, press Y.
  7. Type exit, and press ENTER at the command prompt.
uparrow.gifBack to the top Method 4 loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); Start the computer by using the Recovery Console, and then run theCHKDSK /rcommand.

Note You do not have to include the /p switch in the Chkdsk command-line because the /r switch causes the Chkdsk utility to locate bad sectors and recover readable information. This command implies the /p switch..

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

  • 230 Answers

SOURCE: computer will not boot

1. Reboot with windows cd in the drive
2. When asked to press any key to go into windows setup do so.
3. Wait for the menu to come up, it'll take a while to load drivers, you just have to be patient.
4. Press R at the menu for recovery console.
5. It will ask for your administrator password, when it does press enter or type it if there is one.
6. At the prompt type chkdsk /r and press enter
7. Wait.... Could take an hour.
8. Type exit and your done.

This is normaly caused by a corrupt filesystem and that check disk should sort it.

Posted on May 08, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Have a hp pavilion a705w that shut down one day and upon restart NTLDR is missing error came up and said hit alt clt del what do i do


Windows was writing to a file when the power went off. Now windows files are damaged. I'm assuming you have Windows XP on the machine. Do you have your Windows XP cd?

Mar 16, 2013 | HP Pavilion a705w PC Desktop

1 Answer

My HP media center Running windows 7 says BOOTMGR missing on start


There are a number of possible causes for BOOTMGR errors, including the most common "BOOTMGR is missing" error message.

The most common reasons for BOOTMGR errors include corrupt and misconfigured files, hard drive and operating system upgrade issues, corrupt hard drive sectors an outdated BIOS and damaged or loose IDE cables

Anothe reason you might see BOOTMGR errors is if your PC is trying to boott from a hard drive or flash drive that is not properly configured to be booted from. In other words, it's trying to boot from a non-bootable source. This also would apply to media on an optical drive or floppy drive that you're trying to boot from.


make sure there are no disks in cd floppy usb drives

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty

make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs data and power to travel through every working device and to continue its cycle and to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
also make sure you have set it boot from you hard drive in BIOS

hope this helps you

Feb 25, 2012 | HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7480n...

1 Answer

How do you fix computer error: <windows root>\system32\hal.dll


HI,
You can use the following Link to help you troubleshoot the Hal.dll problem on your computer. If the same is not resolved , the problem could be that the hardrive on the system is going bad.

Troubleshooting link


Thanks for using fixya
proton

Sep 06, 2010 | HP Pavilion Media Center a1320n PC...

1 Answer

My hp pavilion 513n has completely stopped working! I need help!


Start the computer, and keep pressing F8 until you get a "boot" menu -- white text on a black screen.
Select "safe mode with command-line", and see if Windows will start.
If it does, enter 'CHKDSK C: /F' to get Windows to check the integrity of the file-system.

Then, find a friend with a genuine Microsoft Windows XP CD-ROM. Boot from that disk, and choose "repair", and see if the boot-process can "repair" your installed copy.

Jun 23, 2010 | HP Pavilion 513n (P9850A#ABA) PC Desktop

2 Answers

I reformated my desktop and theres no sound on this hp pavilion a6000n i need sound


he has
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Media Center
  • or windows xp and here the website to download the drivers for vista, xp, media centre

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?product=3377269&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us

    Apr 15, 2009 | Fujitsu Siemens ESPRIMO P2500 PC Desktop

    1 Answer

    Problem with window media center installation ?


    Hi there
    Even if you changed the computers name chances are that won't sort the problem, it sounds to me like a bad install in the first place. I would go with the re-install of the operating system.
    You can call your computer whatever you want most people use their name, for example "yourname-PC".
    Make sure that the disk and the lens is clean.

    Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!!

    Feb 13, 2009 | HP Pavilion Media Center a1330n - AMD...

    1 Answer

    Hp computer


    You can repair that by booting your system using the CD ROM and the select to repair windows.

    If ever this will not solve then;
    You should backup your files and reinstall the windows operating system.

    In installing operating system you need the following:
    1 windows bootable disc/ Operating System REcovery Disc
    2.Cd /DVD rom


    Boot your system any of this CD/DVD disc and then follow the on screen instruction.

    After installation, don,t forget to install the drivers of your system that was enlosed in your system.

    If ever there problem arising this solution please notify me for further support.

    Jan 22, 2008 | HP Pavilion Media Center a1330n - AMD...

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    HP Pavilion a1230n (EG134AA) PC Desktop Logo

    Related Topics:

    85 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top HP Computers & Internet Experts

    Les Dickinson
    Les Dickinson

    Level 3 Expert

    18407 Answers

    Doctor PC
    Doctor PC

    Level 3 Expert

    7733 Answers

    Donald DCruz
    Donald DCruz

    Level 3 Expert

    17130 Answers

    Are you a HP Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides

    Loading...