XP booting error: hal.dll missing or corrupt

January 15, 2010 at 05:44:53
Specs: Windows XP Media Centre
Hi,

I have an issue with my Advent 7109 laptop computer. When it loads up I get the following message:

"Windows could not start up because of the following files are missing or corrupt:

<windows root>\system32\hal.dll

Please re-install a copy of the above file."


Given that my OS (Windows XP Media Centre Edition) came with the computer itself, I don't have the Windows disc for it (but I do have a copy of Windows XP Professional), how would I resolve this problem?

Presumably, if I had the disc (would Professional suffice?) I would insert the disc and set it up in BIOS to launch from the CD driver?

Any and all help appreciated!

Thanks in advance


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#1
January 15, 2010 at 06:12:36
Boot from XP CD >> Press R >> type the installation number (1) >> type the following:

copy E:\i386\hal.dl_ C:\Windows\system32\hal.dll

....where E:\ represents the CD-ROM and C:\ represents your XP Partition....

Good luck !

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#2
January 15, 2010 at 06:17:05
Hi,

Thanks for the reply. As I don't have the Windows XP disc as it was pre-installed, would the Windows XP Professional edition work with this too?

Thanks again


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#3
January 15, 2010 at 07:35:35
I am not sure, but it`s worth trying....also I have another suggestion.....you can copy the missing file from another computer using Windows XP Media Centre and copy it to USB....then you can copy it using XP CD....

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