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Windows system32/hal.dll missing

By wen9x88
Feb 2, 2008
  1. Windows system32/hal.dll missing,today i help sister run some virus scan and clean up her notebook,then i run disk cheanup and it deleted all system files.and i click restart,and i saw this word "Windows system32/hal.dll missing".
    i insert the windows xp cd,but it cannot run the instalation.
    it just come out with this word system32/hal.dll missing .
    really need help,urgent..
    if my computer i can format or give others people repair it.
    but this is not my notebook.
    anyone know how to fix it ??
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    "Missing or corrupt HAL.DLL," "Invalid Boot.Ini,"
    or "Windows could not start..."

    To run the Recovery Console from the Windows XP CD-ROM

    1. Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart.
    Click on any key to start the XP CD boot.
    2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears:
    press R to start the Recovery Console.
    3. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.
    4. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
    5. (note: “” denotes one space)
    C:\>Attrib-H-R-SC:\Boot.ini <enter>
    C:\>DELC:\Boot.ini <enter>
    C:\>BootCfg/Rebuild <enter>
    C:\>Fixboot <enter>
    6. To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

    More Info Here:
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_haldll_missing.htm
     
  3. wen9x88

    wen9x88 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 113

    thx you,i try it now.....hope u are around here.
    i will post reply again.
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I wrote those steps down a long time ago, and sometimes still refer to them

    Should work

    I'd say print it to make sure, you do it exactly

    The link provided is too long to follow, just do mine !
     
  5. wen9x88

    wen9x88 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 113

    i think it not work for me.
    1:Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart
    2:then i don see Welcome to Setup,i just see "stop:c0000221 unknown hard error\systemroot\system32\ntdll.dll
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    restart and go into your setup cmos (it's usually DEL or F something) It's a really quick message, sometimes only doing a cold boot (fully turn off / turn on) you should see it.

    Anyway

    Once in CMOS (setup, bios or whatever you want to call it) you will need to find the first boot up part
    1 st = CDROM
    2 nd = HDD
    3rd = (doesn't matter) !

    Save and exit CMOS (usually F10)

    Hopefully the Xp CD will boot

    Let me know
     
  7. wen9x88

    wen9x88 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 113

    someone say "Hi you need to set the Bios to boot from the Cd.
    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm",right ??
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Hi wen9x88 :wave:

    You know I printed that page (or a copy of that) a long time ago (again with that !) anyway I could never find the page, as, in those days, it was print what's useful, not copy url's

    So thanks, my print page has had better days, I'll print it again !
     
  9. wen9x88

    wen9x88 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 113

    disk clean up is suck~~
    don use this disk clean up,it deleted all ur system files.
    this is my second times get this problem.
    better download others software to cleanup the system,
    "don use disk cleanup "
     
  10. wen9x88

    wen9x88 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 113

    disk clean up is suck~~
    don use this disk clean up,it deleted all ur system files.
    this is my second times get this problem.
    better download others software to cleanup the system,
    "don use disk cleanup "
     
  11. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Um, I'm confused, who are you writing to ?

    The missing or corrupt HAL was not due to cleanup, is was probably a faulty fragmented hard drive
     
  12. wen9x88

    wen9x88 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 113

    i use disk cleanup and it deleted all my system files.
    i saw my desktop icon one by one gone....
    and i click cancel the disk cleanup and restart.
    and come out with this problem.
     
  13. wen9x88

    wen9x88 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 113

    i want report this microsoft company,but i don know how .
     
  14. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Never heard of them, a feller named Mac might help you!
     
  15. wen9x88

    wen9x88 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 113

    now i lost a lot important thing,picture,data,files,and many many more.
    and need to spend money to repair it.
    never use disk cleanup again,to avoid this problem.
     
  16. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  17. wen9x88

    wen9x88 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 113

    always use ccleaner and cleanup!
    and this is software working well for me.
    but the windows "disk cleanup" suck~
     
  18. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    To tell you the truth, I agree

    Actually I wiped a whole disk once using it. But it's usually a bad or very fragmented harddrive that causes it, not the cleanup program, as such.

    Now have you got it all off your chest?

    anyway, I must go. For about 6 hours. Sorry. Just give your reply if all is ok (later)
     
  19. wen9x88

    wen9x88 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 113

    i just leave my sistem notebook at my room.
    because i don know how to fix it.
    anyway thx for help...muackzz
     
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