Windows XP fails to boot

  MickLey 21:59 21 Mar 2005
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Windows XP will not load, I get a message ‘Windows root, system 32\hal.dll corrupt or missing’.
When I try Safe Mode, only the first screen ‘Windows Advanced Options Mode’ is available. If I highlight ‘Safe Mode’ I get the corruption message again.
I would appreciate any help.
Regards, MickLey

  stalion 22:03 21 Mar 2005

have a look here scroll to the bottom of the page for help
click here

  stalion 22:05 21 Mar 2005

also here click here

  alan227 22:10 21 Mar 2005

You might have to do a repair install of windows which will leave your document & applications intact.
The link below is an excellent guide to do this from Powerless.

click here

  sinbad1 22:12 21 Mar 2005

some useful info here
click here

  MickLey 21:26 05 Apr 2005

Many thanks to stalion, alan227 and sinbad1 for your help. You have resolved my problem.

  MickLey 21:28 05 Apr 2005

Many thanks stalion, alan227 and sinbad1 for your invaluable help in solving my problem.

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