Laptop will not boot

  Charlitax 17:50 05 Jan 06
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My laptop will not boot up. I have tried to boot up in safe mode but I get the message windowsroot>\system32\hal.dll. is missing reinstall. I do not want to format the hard drive but there dosn't seem to be any other option. Can anyone help please. I have XP home.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:34 05 Jan 06

HAL.DLL is Missing - Updated by MVP Alex Nichol

Option 1:

Boot from your CD and follow the directions to start Recovery Console. Then:

Attrib -H -R -S C:\Boot.ini
DEL C:\Boot.ini
BootCfg /Rebuild
Fixboot

Option 2:

Boot from your CD and follow the directions below to start Recovery Console.

Insert the Setup compact disc (CD) and restart the computer. If prompted, select any options required to boot from the CD.
When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts; choose the repair or recover option by pressing R.

If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access from the Recovery Console.
When prompted, type the Administrator password. (if you didn't create one try pressing enter).

At the system prompt, type Recovery Console commands; type help for a list of commands, or help commandname for help on a specific command.

Most likely you will need to expand the file from the CD. The command would be expand d:\i386\hal.dl_ c:\windows\system32\hal.dll. Substitute d: for the drive letter of your CD. Once you have expanded the file type "exit" to exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer.


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  Charlitax 00:12 06 Jan 06

I have followed these instructions and still nothing. Anything else I can do?

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