Dell Inspiron 1000 wont load windows

  natsdad 00:44 03 Jan 06

Please help.
When I started up the laptop the message
" windows root>\system32\hal.dll is missing"
comes up.I thought there was a partition on the harddrive that contained a copy of XP.But I dont know how to find it in order to restore the machine back to new.

  Brezza 00:49 03 Jan 06

You could try doing a windows repair to restore the lost file...

Go into your bios settings and change your first boot device to your CD, plonk in your windows CD and let it boot from that, it should give you the option to either re-install windows or do a system repair, choose repair and it should restore the file for you.

Probably do this as a last resort, im just assuming that your not getting into windows at all...

  natsdad 18:16 16 Jan 06

Sorry for delay in thanking you for help with Dell laptop
Works fine now


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