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I pretty sure my hardrive has went out in my computer when i turn it on there is a file coming up that says missing or corrupt that file is called \system32\hal.dll ok i dont have the recovery cd i can restore the computer from the desktop using the f10 button it will go through the recovery process but after 74 percent it comes up there is a file missing cannont be recovered it gets to 100 percent and when it says recovery finished it will usually take a few minutes to restart ok it doesnt it stays on that screenok i spoke to a computer person and they told me to get a copy of windows xp and try and see if it will load up with the cd ok my friend has the windows xp cd and i tried it but it still comes up primary master something smart drive hard drive bad so i wont to know if theres a way i can reboot the harddrive.

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LOL , no my friend , you simply lost your HAL.dll , hardware abstraction layer

you need to reinstall windows , thats the easy way out

or you can take the hard road to china and attempt to recopy your HAL.dll to the proper location on the drive , my personaly I don't even go there , a fresh copy of windows is so much better in these instances because you don't know what else has gone wrong at this point , best to do a reinstall
because there really is nothing like a good ole fresh load of the operating system.

take the puppy back to school like it was at the factory baby :->


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