YAN003 20:10 14 Feb 2004

Computer will not boot states following file corrupt or missing.... windows root>\system32\hal.dll. hope some one can help.

  woodchip 20:12 14 Feb 2004

You must be on XP as it's not in 98 Folder

  YAN003 20:13 14 Feb 2004

Yes I am on XP.

  woodchip 20:14 14 Feb 2004

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  YAN003 20:25 14 Feb 2004

Thanks I found it but what do I do with the file?

  woodchip 20:31 14 Feb 2004

As it's a dll file put it on a floppy disc, then start with Windows startup disc if you have one you need to be able to get to a dos prompt to copy the file from floppy disc to the Windows\System folder

  woodchip 20:33 14 Feb 2004

If you have a Full XP disc Vog should be able to help on this one as he is on XP. You should be able to extract the file direct from the XP disc. Not a Restore disc

  YAN003 20:38 14 Feb 2004


  YAN003 20:51 14 Feb 2004

Ok, on my monitor I now have recovery console system repair....its asking which windows installation would i like to log onto (to cancel, press enter) ? what do i need to do now?

  YAN003 22:20 14 Feb 2004

Looks like I got out of jail...many thanks for your help Woodchip.

  woodchip 22:52 14 Feb 2004

Try the repair, Sorry but I have been of line

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