As the title says, the hal.dll file in the system32 folder isn't working. It's in there and I've tried replacing it to be sure, but it isn't working. I've also tried to repair my BOOT.INI but I have no way of doing it since I don't have an XP CD to get into the Recovery Console or whatever it was called. I have this USB enclosure that you can put IDE hard drives in to let them be viewed on other PCs (which is very useful), but it seems I can't do anything. I've read solutions on the internet that suggest looking into the Windows directory in the ServicePackFiles folder, but there is no such folder on it (which is due to me reinstalling the OS to factory defaults). I have an eMachines computer that came with only a restore disc that only wipes the drive and reinstalls the original factory defaults, which I wanted to do, but I guess something went wrong. I've done this before, wiping my drive and reinstalling the OS via this disc, but I guess it didn't want to comply this time. Is there any steps I'm missing that could fix this problem?
It only gets past the booting screen, the eMachines sign, then it brings the message up "Windows cannot start because the following file is missing or corrupt: system32hal.dll. Please reinstall a copy of the above file."
Any help would be appreciated. I usually can fix these problems, but this one is pretty tough.
I would recommend you buy a copy of Quick Boot ($9.99 at ebay shipping included), and use it to first to run a diagnostic on your drive since this is a quick and easy test, then use it to wipe the drive, then use it to reformat your drive, then reinstall your OS. If all this doesn't work, then it may be that you have a boot sector virus, which can render just about any system dead in the water. Good luck.
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not a real description of the problem
right click on the icon and in the drop down box--- delete ---
the program will still be on the computer
if however you wish to remove the problem entirely--go control panel-- go programs -highlight yunyun line-- click uninstall and then when finished go to the icon on the desk top and follow the first instruction
I would suggest you try safe mode.
Safe mode is a troubleshooting option for Windows that starts your computer in a limited state. Only the basic files and drivers necessary to run Windows are started. The words "Safe Mode" appear in the corners of the display to identify which Windows mode you are using. If an existing problem does not reappear when you start in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and basic device drivers as possible causes.
If you don't know the cause of the problem, you can use the process of elimination to help you find the problem. Try starting all of the programs you commonly use, including the programs in your Startup folder, one by one, to see if a program might be the cause of the problem.
Follow the steps to boot the computer in safe mode with networking:
1. Restart your computer if it is powered on.
2. Tap the F8 key after your computer initially powers on.
3. Once you see the Advanced Boot Options menu you can stop tapping.
4. Use the up/down arrow keys to highlight your selection.
5. Select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
6. You should see drivers loading, and then please wait.
7. You should then be at the Welcome Screen.
8. Logon to your computer using an account with Administrator privileges.
Exact OEM replacement remote you can try the manufacturer or www.replacementremotes.com. No store will carry what you are looking for, but you can find universal remotes in any electronic store on the planet. Wal-mart, RadioShack, BestBuy, etc. Whatever is closest to your location. Good rule of thumb is if they sell TVs, they sell universal remotes.
For the most part you need 3rd party software, or a USB drive with security built in. Just remember you are at the mercy of those companies if you lose the password. Plus some software will only works locally. For instance if someone removes the drive and connects it to another computer the files are wide open. Win 7 Ult and Ent (high end editions have Bitlocker built in. A simple way is to create a folder within his login account docs and choose hidden as the properties. The only way to see it would be to change folder properties and make hidden files visible. This is just cloaking, because anybody with admin rights can see them.
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