Not able to start up.... missing hal.dll PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by steveklebs, Jan 18, 2002.

  1. steveklebs

    steveklebs Guest

    Hello everyone, I tried to boot up today, however I got an error that says

    I have just coppied a file from my friends computer, however, I do not know how to reinstall it considering that I am not able to boot up!!!

    Please tell me how I can reinstall this from my A drive

    Thanks in advance,
    Steve

    steve@email.ky
     
  2. gothic

    gothic LinuXPert

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    Yeah, Boot your machine using an old 98/95 boot floppy or CD, this will take you to a DOS prompt, then just copy your file.

    ta ta

    TOK:p
     
  3. WildOptic

    WildOptic OSNN Member

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    Just must ask what version of Windows is this?
     
  4. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    just copying the file might not be enough, sounds like something hosed XP, you might wanna pop in ya XP cd and do a repair installation
     
  5. WildOptic

    WildOptic OSNN Member

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    Try running the system restore from the XP cd on start up check out MS site for detail on how to use it. Its a issue I had with my Windows\system32\config\system.
     
  6. WildOptic

    WildOptic OSNN Member

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    Realizes where the forum is Xp-erience.com and places his head donw in shame for such a dumb question...what version of windows...lol...its late..sleep...good
     
  7. steveklebs

    steveklebs Guest

    I will try to boot with an old 98 cd.... as for the option of booting with the XP cd, I got it off of my MSDN Developer CD which is a DVD, so I dont know how to open that without having windows running already.

    Thanks for anymore help... do you think I can call Microsoft and have them help me, dare I say, for free?

    Thanks again!