hal.dll keeping windows xp from startup

January 24, 2012 at 08:31:25
Specs: Windows xp home
win-book laptop a100 series that wont start but comes on

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January 24, 2012 at 08:46:51

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January 24, 2012 at 09:49:37
thanks for the timely reply and info, but i'm afraid i neglected to mention that i dont have a xp disk or access to any one who does, and i cant afford to buy one. can i use any of the boot disk programs out there to get it to boot up and then maybe copy that file from another cd that i have some windows system32 files stored on?

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January 24, 2012 at 09:58:05
I am not familiar with that brand so I can't definatively state this for sure but most makers include a restore partition on the hard drive to bring the computer back to the factory state.

Download the manual from the link below and read it to see if that is the case and if so, the procedure to do it.

Keep in mind that you will most likely lose all your personal data and any programs that were not included from the factory.

If you need to recover personal data I suggest you download Linux puppy and use it to copy your personal data before perfoming a DESTRUCTIVE factory restore. If by chance you are offered a NON-Destructive restore you should use that instead.


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January 24, 2012 at 10:32:48
thank you very much. I did see that option on the win book site and I hope that i wont have to resort to such a drastic measure; I have a lot of family pictures on the old thing, dads funeral and such, along with other important stuff so im gonna hold on to a little hope a while longer before i try the manufacturer reset. I really appreciate all you guys help and thank you all. will check back later .

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January 24, 2012 at 11:06:07
You should ALWAYS maintain at least two copies of any files that are important to you. Lots of things can happen to your computer.

I suggest your priority now should be to copy your personal files to removable media. Puppy or many other versions of Linux install to removable media and do not disturb the Windows installation because they run from that removable media.

You can use the computer hardware to copy the files to removable media or to burn them to optical disk.

After your files are copied, VERIFY the copies are good by viewing. Then proceed with the repair feeling more4 confident.

In the future make backups.

Click on the link below to learn more about what puppy can do for you.


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