hal.dll error

Dell / Studio
December 11, 2009 at 08:55:05
Specs: Vista, Core2duo7500/4gig
got the 'hal.dll error' and can't boot into Win XP. I cannot get into 'safe mode'. Can't get to 'command prompt'. so I can't do the 'fixmbr' or 'fixboot'. Copied new hal.dll file to win\system32 - no good. Can't get to 'Repair XP' with install cd (not an option). But I can reinstall XP (last resort). My question, and I have 'googled' this, is there anything that I can do - with the drive hooked externally through USB - to my system? No relevant results. All replies and opinions are greatly appreciated and respected.

Loretta


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#1
December 11, 2009 at 09:13:28
If I understand you right you have your hard drive in an enclosure that can be connected to a computer by USB.
Connect this enclosure to another computer and see if you
can run Error Checking on it.

1. Error Checking-
Start - my computer - right click the disk that need Error Checking - properties - Tools Tab -
Error checking section - Check now - check mark both boxes - Start. I done this as a slave but not in an enclosure.
I would use a computer with the same Operating System.


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#2
December 11, 2009 at 09:22:32
Thanks for the reply. Sorry I didn't include that 'fix' in my original post, but yes I tried that and at the end of the check it stated that some errors were found and corrected.

Loretta


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#3
December 11, 2009 at 09:25:03
I put it back in the tower and got the same message about the missing hal.dll.

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#4
December 11, 2009 at 12:02:02
You can try restoring it from Windows XP CD, but I think that won`t work.....

You should perform a Windows repair installation

How to perform a Windows repair installation

Google is your friend

www.google.com


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#5
December 11, 2009 at 16:21:43
Thanks so much for the replies. I really knew that this was what I was going to have to do. I guess I just needed validation from the gurus here. Can always count on you guys. Thanks.

Loretta


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