hal dll file missing

  sugarbabe 16:57 08 Feb 07

trying to mend a pc that won't start up. i haveused a bootdisk floppy disc and it then comes up with error hal dll file missing and cannot boot.

I cannot get into safe mode or command prompt.

I have copied the hal.dll file onto a floppy disc but cannot get it on broken pc.

It is a dell pc tried to use restore disc and it comes up with error unbootable mount volume.

Please help!!

  VoG II 17:00 08 Feb 07
  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:05 08 Feb 07

click here

  sugarbabe 17:21 08 Feb 07

I don't think either of those posts help me as i cannot get to dos command. I can get to fdisk with one of the bootdisks i have made but it then gives me 4 options i do not understand.

Delete partition etc please help!!

  ianeon 17:44 08 Feb 07

click here - Try this thread

  T0SH 17:45 08 Feb 07

If you download and make the floppy XP six disk Setup Set from here click here

This will allow you to boot to the XP Recovery Consol from there you can use the fixes described in the above posts

Cheers HC

  cocteau48 18:26 08 Feb 07

I am the source of the thread which ianeon directs you to above.
Please be very wary of replacing the hal.dll file.My friend discovered (to his cost and horror) that the one you can download is only something like 76 KB whereas the one in XP is about 126 KB.
He did not notice this at the time - result BSOD

  sugarbabe 18:42 08 Feb 07

Ideally i want to do windows restore as i have the cd but when i restart with cd in doesn't boot from cd. When i go to boot menu on the dell machine it has options about raid but nothing that i recognise. it is a dell dimension 9100 with windows home edition installed

  surfmonkey #:@}© 18:44 08 Feb 07

reboot pc on first screen tit del key goto bios set first boot to cd then hit f10 yes save reboot pc should boot from cd

  surfmonkey #:@}© 18:45 08 Feb 07

sorry not tit ment hit typing to fast agian

  surfmonkey #:@}© 18:53 08 Feb 07

you could try

click here

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