Hal.dll missing or corrupted

  FormatKing 23:46 17 Jan 03
  FormatKing 23:46 17 Jan 03

Hi Guys

MS fix is to boot from win XP home Ed and press R to recover file

but because of error cannot get this option

alt fix is to expand cd-rom:\i386\hal.dl_ drive:\Windows\system32\hal.dll

problem is how do I get to command prompt from win XP cd under ntfs so as to use expand command

do not have a second Hard disk to install boot and copy from is there any way to make a ntfs boot disk with cd rom support

or is there an alt I've missed

  VoG™ 23:54 17 Jan 03
  FormatKing 00:04 18 Jan 03

thks VOG but how do I restore the hal.dll file
when I cannot access windows

or is it poss to boot from dos/win 98 disk and copy file to ntfs partition

  FormatKing 00:37 18 Jan 03

thks Bèta
at $699 for admin version I think 2nd hdd would be cheaper
tried reinstall win xp .....no joy
only thing I can think of is to repartition and do clean install ...but will lose all data

  FormatKing 01:36 18 Jan 03

does not seem to be any other fix so will mark as resolved

thks for all suggestions

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