XP error message: Hal.dll Could not be loaded

January 3, 2010 at 22:13:57
Specs: Windows XP
After I formatted HDD ( NTFS) I am trying to load the OS WIndows XP Proffesional. I am booting from CD ( xp windows). After xp setup start, (botton screen shows Loading Harware Abtraction layer) and after that shows this message below and quit the installation.

File \i386\hal.dll Could not be loaded

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January 3, 2010 at 22:27:40
Please follow this guide to do a clean install of Windows:

Microsoft's Windows XP Professional Repair Install step by step (* Including Delete Partition)

* Warning deleting the Partition will remove all User data and Windows system files

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January 4, 2010 at 01:46:16
After the 3th window I have no issues. After the third window I have something else, the screen says " WIndows Executive is loading" and after that there is another window that says " Hardware Abstraction Layer" and after that I got the message \i386\halacpi.dll can't be loaded. And then says " Error code 12800." Click enter to exit.

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January 4, 2010 at 01:51:10
Can be a faulty CD disc or drive
Or possibly even a misconfiguration of older ATA (IDE connected) Hard Drive and CD Drive

Or it could be faulty Ram
Try removing one Ram card, then start again (and remove the partition again)

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January 4, 2010 at 05:05:03
List all your hardware specs and also what service pack, if any is included in your installation CD.

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