HAL.DLL Error Plz help before I lose my mind...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by sidefx, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. sidefx

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    Is there a way to fix this error without formatting?

    I have put my xp cd in and went to system recovery. I didn't do anything besides type exit and reboot and it gets me back into windows.

    The error has happened 3 times so far today.

    I checked my boot.ini file and it shows 1 partition. I have one physical drive but 4 partitions. Windows XP Pro is the only OS installed.

    I have scanned my pc for viruses and for malware.
     
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  3. madmatt

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    HAL.DLL = Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL

    You could try this...

    Click Start
    Run
    Type in "cmd", Press Enter
    Type "sfc /scannow", Press Enter
     
  4. LeeJend

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    Does it happen every time you boot up? If so you need to figure out what is corrupting boot.ini (or the HAL.dlll file). A new install, malware, bad sector on the disk, etc.

    If you need HAL http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?hal

    Check/replace the boot.ini per Zombies link. If it appears ok then replace hal.dll

    If it's till acting up after that run your HD diagnostics.

    If you have been trying to install new software when this started. Stop that!
     
  5. sidefx

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  6. sidefx

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    I just tried rebooting as this would be the first time since first posting this question after this error occured and I rebooted without any problems.

    Should I go ahead and do as per Zombies link or wait til it occurs again?

    Also, I downloaded the hal.dll file from the link, should I just put this in my system32 folder and replace it or just wait and see until it occurs again?
     
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  7. sidefx

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    I did as you suggested and no error or msg was displayed when the scan finished so I take that as a good sign.
     
  8. sidefx

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    Also, I failed to mention the first time this happened was during the night as I awoke to my pc being off. The other 2 times I got a blue screen error, but I don't remember what it was about nor did I take down the error msg #.

    Would this be of any extra help if it happens again?
     
  9. American Zombie

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    If you follow fix that link says and have SP2 installed you need to change a line a bit.

    Where it says the following: When you receive this message, type /fastdetect, and then press ENTER.

    You want to type this instead: /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

    Reason is SP2 added Data Execution Prevention.
     
  10. madmatt

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    Also, check the Event Viewer (eventvwr.msc) for any warnings or errors. If so, post them here.
     
  11. sidefx

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    I have the following logs with errors in Event Viewer:

    Application Error Records
    System Error Records
    Custom Log Error Records
     

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    Post em !
     
  13. sidefx

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    They are, see attached files in my previous post.