repairing a missing/damaged windows file..



steve dyce
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
Hi, we seem to have lost a system file, and i have not been successful at
repairing it... anyone help?
the file is \system32\hal.dll

Thanks
Steve

Andrew E.
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
Simply install xp cd,exit the info page,then go to run,type:cmd In cmd
type:Sfc /Scannow When its thru,type:CHKDSK C: /F Agree to restart,
then type:EXIT Restart computer,remove xp cd.

"steve dyce" wrote:

> Hi, we seem to have lost a system file, and i have not been successful at
> repairing it... anyone help?
> the file is \system32\hal.dll
>
> Thanks
> Steve
>
>
>

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 02:17 AM
How do you know hal.dll is missing?
Are you getting any error messages?

[[Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt.
Windows root\system32\hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file.]]
Error Message: Windows could not start because the following file is missing
or corrupt
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;320252

[[Invalid Boot.ini
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
Windows\System32\Hal.dll ]]
"Invalid Boot.ini" or "Windows could not start" error messages when you
start your computer
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;330184

[[Winnt_root\System32\Hal.dll missing or corrupt:
Please re-install a copy of the above file.]]
Error Message: Windows Could Not Start Because of a Computer Disk Hardware
Configuration Problem
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314477

[[Windows could not start because of an error in the software. Please report
this problem as : load needed DLLs for kernel. Please contact your support
person to report this problem]]
Error Message: Windows Could Not Start Because of an Error in...
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;326671

HAL.DLL is Missing
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_h.htm

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Start | Run | Type: sfc /scannow | OK
Have your XP CD ready to stick in your CD drive.

If you have XP Home and it asks for your XP Pro CD, see this KB article...

You may be prompted to insert a Windows XP Professional CD when you run the
System File Checker tool in Windows XP Home Edition
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;897128

scannow sfc (sfc.exe)
http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:%2378osemYFHA.3816@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
steve dyce <steve.dyce@sympatico.ca> hunted and pecked:
> Hi, we seem to have lost a system file, and i have not been successful at
> repairing it... anyone help?
> the file is \system32\hal.dll
>
> Thanks
> Steve

DVancenza
07-10-2005, 02:17 AM
Hi Wesley, I too have the same problem and can get my desktop computer
to start up pass the dos error screen. I can not restore nor get pass the
error
message of the Bad BOOT.ini and missing or corrupt file...\system32\hal.dll.
Have no way to re-install that file.

If you find an answer please could you share your fix?
If I get or find a fix I shall be happy to pass it on to you!
Meanwhile if anyone comes across how I might restore my Winxp-pro, I would
be very appreciative!

DVancenza....Take Care!


"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> How do you know hal.dll is missing?
> Are you getting any error messages?
>
> [[Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt.
> Windows root\system32\hal.dll.
> Please re-install a copy of the above file.]]
> Error Message: Windows could not start because the following file is missing
> or corrupt
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;320252
>
> [[Invalid Boot.ini
> Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
> Windows\System32\Hal.dll ]]
> "Invalid Boot.ini" or "Windows could not start" error messages when you
> start your computer
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;330184
>
> [[Winnt_root\System32\Hal.dll missing or corrupt:
> Please re-install a copy of the above file.]]
> Error Message: Windows Could Not Start Because of a Computer Disk Hardware
> Configuration Problem
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314477
>
> [[Windows could not start because of an error in the software. Please report
> this problem as : load needed DLLs for kernel. Please contact your support
> person to report this problem]]
> Error Message: Windows Could Not Start Because of an Error in...
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;326671
>
> HAL.DLL is Missing
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_h.htm
>
> -----
>
> Start | Run | Type: sfc /scannow | OK
> Have your XP CD ready to stick in your CD drive.
>
> If you have XP Home and it asks for your XP Pro CD, see this KB article...
>
> You may be prompted to insert a Windows XP Professional CD when you run the
> System File Checker tool in Windows XP Home Edition
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;897128
>
> scannow sfc (sfc.exe)
> http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:%2378osemYFHA.3816@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
> steve dyce <steve.dyce@sympatico.ca> hunted and pecked:
> > Hi, we seem to have lost a system file, and i have not been successful at
> > repairing it... anyone help?
> > the file is \system32\hal.dll
> >
> > Thanks
> > Steve
>
>

Arky2marks
07-10-2005, 02:17 AM
Hi, Guys.....I have the same situation. I looked at the solutions that
Wesley suggested but in each case, the fix was dependent on having a computer
configured for multiple OS.....which mine is not.....so I too would really
appreciate any help I can get! Thanks......

"DVancenza" wrote:

> Hi Wesley, I too have the same problem and can get my desktop computer
> to start up pass the dos error screen. I can not restore nor get pass the
> error
> message of the Bad BOOT.ini and missing or corrupt file...\system32\hal.dll.
> Have no way to re-install that file.
>
> If you find an answer please could you share your fix?
> If I get or find a fix I shall be happy to pass it on to you!
> Meanwhile if anyone comes across how I might restore my Winxp-pro, I would
> be very appreciative!
>
> DVancenza....Take Care!
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>
> > How do you know hal.dll is missing?
> > Are you getting any error messages?
> >
> > [[Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt.
> > Windows root\system32\hal.dll.
> > Please re-install a copy of the above file.]]
> > Error Message: Windows could not start because the following file is missing
> > or corrupt
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;320252
> >
> > [[Invalid Boot.ini
> > Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
> > Windows\System32\Hal.dll ]]
> > "Invalid Boot.ini" or "Windows could not start" error messages when you
> > start your computer
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;330184
> >
> > [[Winnt_root\System32\Hal.dll missing or corrupt:
> > Please re-install a copy of the above file.]]
> > Error Message: Windows Could Not Start Because of a Computer Disk Hardware
> > Configuration Problem
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314477
> >
> > [[Windows could not start because of an error in the software. Please report
> > this problem as : load needed DLLs for kernel. Please contact your support
> > person to report this problem]]
> > Error Message: Windows Could Not Start Because of an Error in...
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;326671
> >
> > HAL.DLL is Missing
> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_h.htm
> >
> > -----
> >
> > Start | Run | Type: sfc /scannow | OK
> > Have your XP CD ready to stick in your CD drive.
> >
> > If you have XP Home and it asks for your XP Pro CD, see this KB article...
> >
> > You may be prompted to insert a Windows XP Professional CD when you run the
> > System File Checker tool in Windows XP Home Edition
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;897128
> >
> > scannow sfc (sfc.exe)
> > http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html
> >
> > --
> > Hope this helps. Let us know.
> >
> > Wes
> > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> >
> > In news:%2378osemYFHA.3816@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
> > steve dyce <steve.dyce@sympatico.ca> hunted and pecked:
> > > Hi, we seem to have lost a system file, and i have not been successful at
> > > repairing it... anyone help?
> > > the file is \system32\hal.dll
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > > Steve
> >
> >


repairing a missing/damaged windows file..