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Hall.dll missing or corrupt

  Strawballs 08:27 05 Jun 2006

When my daughter switched on her machine last night she got the message windows could not start because file HALL.dll is missing or corrupt, I tried repairing windows with the XP disc (not repair consul)but it did not work, any other suggestions would be welcome as I do not want to do a clean install yet. sorry XP pro.

  Taff™ 08:40 05 Jun 2006

click here which includes the previous suggestion and a couple of extra one`s. Also suggests what caused it.

  Strawballs 08:02 06 Jun 2006

Thank you both tried everything no joy, Taff™ good link but had to resort to clean install, am thinking hard drive could be problem will buy new one.

  Diodorus Siculus 08:23 06 Jun 2006

click here
Fix HAL, invalid Boot.ini etc

  Diodorus Siculus 08:24 06 Jun 2006

InformationWeek | XP Management | Langa Letter: XP's Little-Known 'Rebuild' Command | April 17, 2006
"many "Missing or corrupt HAL.DLL," "Invalid Boot.Ini," or "Windows could not start..." problems can be fixed with these five shortcut steps:

* Boot from your XP Setup CD and enter the Recovery Console
* Run "Attrib -H -R -S" on the C:\Boot.ini file
* Delete the C:\Boot.ini file
* Run "Bootcfg /Rebuild"
* Run Fixboot

It really can be as simple as that!"
click here

  Strawballs 09:49 06 Jun 2006

Think it must be the hard drive sat up untill 3am this morning formatting and reinstalling and it has gone again will try your suggestion Diodorus Siculus

  Diodorus Siculus 10:12 06 Jun 2006

Sounds like a failing hard disk, or at least one that has a poor file structure. A format / reinstall may be a good starting place.

  Strawballs 10:24 06 Jun 2006

Tried Diodorus Siculus link was told one or more unrecoverable sectors (new drive)

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