Ubuntu start up problem

  immer 09:30 05 May 2011

I have a duel system PC with xp & ubuntu. For some unknown reason the ubuntu has stopped working on startup & I get the message (windows root)\system32\hal.dll Please can you tell me how to fix this. I cannot get the ubuntu to start up when the pc shows me the system choice on bootup.

  Jollyjohn 12:40 05 May 2011

If XP starts OK on this PC then I would suggest you have not installed GRUB when you installed Ubuntu, or it has been corrupted since installation. Do a search for Supergrub and download disk 1, burn it to a cd and boot from it. A little trial and error is needed, make notes, and you will get a bootable Ubuntu system.

In Ubuntu in package manager search for Grub and install a package that gives an option to edit boot menu.

When you reboot the PC will boot to Grub and this will give you the choice of XP or Ubuntu. Ubuntu will be the default but this can be changed. Any issues can be resolved with the use of the supergrub cd so you should always be able to get back to a working XP system at least.

  LastChip 12:41 05 May 2011

It's suggesting something is wrong with your Windows hardware abstraction layer dynamic link library - a file.

Have you done any updates in Windows recently? A possible cause.

Frankly, I've no idea why this has become an issue, as I no longer dual boot Windows with anything, preferring to use Linux only.

All I can suggest is to do a Google search for that message and see what it returns.

  immer 19:41 05 May 2011

Thankyou Jollyjohn I'll have a go at that.

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