Got this message windows could not start because following file is missing or corupt. Please reinstall a copy the above file widows root system 32\hal.dll I do not have windows disc anything I can do to sort this out? Grateful for any advice. diesel
32\hal.dll is a system file for iTunes - if you use iTunes navigate to "C" drive - Windows - System32 - scroll down to find "hal" (has iTunes icon next to it) - right click on "hal" - select copy - then paste into your iTunes folder.
lister_infiji - thank you for the RUDE comment - bit of a strange comment from someone who then says "okay I didn't really have an answer for you but"
I agree HAL is your Hardware Abstraction Layer - on my PC (Win7) hal is listed in Windows system32 as a iTunes file type and a right click on it opens iTunes !!
A DLL is a Dynamic Link Library
In a nut shell, a dynamic link library (DLL) is a collection of small programs, which can be called upon when needed by the executable program (EXE) that is running. The DLL lets the executable communicate with a specific device such as a printer or may contain source code to do particular functions.
"Got this message windows could not start because following file is missing or corupt"
Yes, Maybe I should have read the query correctly or maybe gone to Specsavers - that still doesn't justify your rude comment. However over the years I have learned to ignore those sort of comments. After making you aware I won't lose any sleep over you !
northumbria61, I understand your comments and to be fair I will apologise for my attitude. I was in a rush (no excuse) and I mistook your post for somebody just midleading another for the sake of it. My mistake, so I am sorry.