Reformat problem



Ryan
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
I tried reformatting my computer and reinstalling windows XP but When I
reboot I get the message

The following file is missing or corrupt
<windows root>\system32\hal.dll
Please reinstall a coppy of the above file.

How do I do this?????

Stephen
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
Ryan wrote:
>> I tried reformatting my computer and reinstalling windows XP but
>> When I reboot I get the message
>>
>> The following file is missing or corrupt
>> <windows root>\system32\hal.dll
>> Please reinstall a coppy of the above file.
>>
>> How do I do this?????

[unofficial] You could try:

Reboot, booting from the CD-ROM.
Reformat the harddrive .. don't continue with install after hdd reformatted
rather F3 out of the install routine [thereby rebooting]..
.. and boot from the CD-ROM again.
Now install Windows and the drive you've already formatted.

Also consider:

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_haldll_missing.htm

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
Hi,

How far into the reinstall did you get?
Why did you reinstall?

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Ryan" <Ryan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:46C52D45-BF4B-4DBD-8003-F16C48D948EF@microsoft.com...
>I tried reformatting my computer and reinstalling windows XP but When I
> reboot I get the message
>
> The following file is missing or corrupt
> <windows root>\system32\hal.dll
> Please reinstall a coppy of the above file.
>
> How do I do this?????


Reformat problem