Windows XP Professional

  TWL 11:30 30 May 2003
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While downloading windows update, Internet connection terminated. My PC shut down and will not re-open. It states " windows root>\system32\hal.dll. is missing....please re-install.
Have tried all ways I know but cannot reload this file.can anyone help please

  JoeC 11:35 30 May 2003
  AndySD 11:42 30 May 2003

Use the Bootcfg utility in the Recovery Console to correct the Boot.ini file:

Use the Windows XP CD-ROM to start your computer.
When you receive the message to press R to repair Windows by using the Recovery Console, press the R key.

Select the Windows installation that you want, and then type the administrator password when prompted.

Type

bootcfg /rebuild

and then press ENTER.
When the Windows installation is located, the following instructions are displayed:

Add installation to boot list? (Yes/No/All)
[Type Y in response to this message.]

Enter Load Identifier:
[This is the name of the operating system. Type Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home Edition.]

Enter OS Load options:
[Leave this field blank, and then press ENTER].

After you perform the preceding steps, restart the computer, and then select the first item on the boot menu. This should allow Windows XP to start normally.

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