My PC Doesnt start

September 6, 2009 at 05:56:17
Specs: Windows XP
My Pc doesnt start , It asks me to copy hat.dll , i dont know how to copy this file when starting the PC

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#1
September 6, 2009 at 06:04:14
haT.dll? I think you meant to say haL.dll. Did your PC boot up to an error message similar to THIS?

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#2
September 6, 2009 at 06:25:39
boot from windows xp cd
press R to enter recovery console
let`s say that your cd-drive has letter "E:\" and hard drive letter "C:\

in the console write : "copy E:\i386\hal.dl_ C:\Windows\system32\hal.dll"
type exit and eject the cd

change the cd-drive and hard drive letter so as to match yours

Good luck


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#3
September 6, 2009 at 06:59:25
Just copy hal.dll from the CD to the hard disk isn't going to work. hal.dll (Hardware Abstraction Layer) is a file that is modified during the installation process and contains information pertinent to the hardware the the OS was installed on.

This will give you more information on the problem:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945...

Often the problem is that the hall.dll file is still there but due to some other corruption, the OS is looking for it in the wrong place.

Stuart


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#4
September 6, 2009 at 07:06:24
perform a repair installation then...

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#5
September 6, 2009 at 08:23:09
There's a Recovery Console fix:

- Insert the Windows CD & start the computer.

- When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press R.

- Type a number corresponding to the Windows installation you wish to repair -- usually 1 -- then press Enter.

- When prompted, type the administrator password & press Enter.

- At the command prompt, enter commands below.

ATTRIB -H -R -S C:\BOOT.INI
DEL C:\BOOT.INI
BOOTCFG /REBUILD FIXBOOT

- Remove your Windows XP disc from the drive & reboot normally.

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#6
September 6, 2009 at 08:26:04
it`s less likely that the problem is in boot.ini file
repair installation will sort it out for sure...

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#7
September 6, 2009 at 08:41:26
A format & reload will also sort it out for sure ... but I'm sure not going to suggest that as an option unless all the other viable ones have been thoroughly exhausted. Even then, it's still not without some reluctance.

Having options is not as bad as you think. If anything, it's advantageous in most cases to the OP.

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#8
September 6, 2009 at 10:00:54
I agree with Sabertooth. Try the simple things first. Note that all the windows updates are lost with a Repair Install.

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#9
September 6, 2009 at 22:26:02
so...
what do you think...
you should know better than me, you have the medals...
tell him the simple things...

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#10
September 6, 2009 at 22:26:25
but recovery console works for me...

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