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hal.DLL - missing or corrupt

Discussion in 'Software' started by Nathan, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. Nathan

    Nathan New Member

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    When i boot up my machine, it says something along the lines of the following file may be missing or corrupt...

    I have windows XP home...

    I booted from my XP cd, but then could not remember what I had set as admin p/word..

    So then i threw in my 2k CD, i decided since my comp is already fubared theres no harm in trying with this cd...

    So I went into repair console and type expand e:\i386\hal.dl_ c:\windows\system32\hal.dll

    It said Unable to create file hal.dll


    Then i tried to do attrib -R c:\windows\system32\hal.dll and do the expand command again, no luck =( can someone help me here?
     
  2. Phoenix
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    http://www.certforums.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=384

    not sure if you have read this, perhaps it may help?
     
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  3. Nelix
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    did you manage to get this sorted?
     
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  4. Nathan

    Nathan New Member

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    yes i read through that whole post, if theres anything i missed that i need from it please say.

    i still have the problem
     
  5. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    How about booting from the cd and doing a repair install.
     
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  6. Nelix
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    Nathan

    Did you ever remember the Admin password in order to use the recovery console.
     
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  7. tripwire45
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    How old is your machine? If it's still under warrenty, then you could call whoever supports it (Dell in my case) and have a support tech walk you through a recovery process.

    If you are out of warrenty and have no support and you can't recall your admin or recovery console password, you may just have to hose the whole thing. You should be able to just install XP over itself, reinstalling the entire operating system which would include a new admin password, etc...Of course this means you'd lose all the data on your computer but if you've already tried to use your W2K set up disk, it sounds like you've prepared for that option.

    As an absolute, positive last resort, you could wipe out everything on your hard drive by reformatting it, then do a fresh install. On these rare occasions when I want to purse an HDD, I use a utility called killdisk but a Windows 98 start up disk and fdisk should do ok as well.

    Bottom line is that no operating system is perfect and occasionally they go bad for some reason. If you can't always rely on your memory to keep track of your passwords, make sure you keep them written down in a secure place for just such an emergency.

    My Dell Inspirion 8200 laptop went toes up some months ago. Turned out to be a motherboard error but I had to go through weeks of calls to the help desk plus sending my beloved laptop away for repair. Even after I got it back, it didn't work right and I still had to do a repair job on the operating system. Moral of the story...always back up your data.

    Hope some of this helps.
     
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  8. Nelix
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    If you cant remember your admin password then PM me as I might be able to help
     
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  9. Nathan

    Nathan New Member

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    every other time I needed to repair in the console i used my windows 2k cd, since it doesnt require my admin password...
     
  10. Nathan

    Nathan New Member

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    my MSN is gtdude2k1@hotmail, if you could contact me on there that would be great
     
  11. Nathan

    Nathan New Member

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    alright, new progress, i installed windows 2k and am finally able to access my comp and all the files BUT, the folder i need to get into, the c:/documents and settings/(my user name)/ folder denies access to me!
     
  12. Jakamoko
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    Doesn't sound like a SID issue at this stage, but have you ensured that Everyone has Full Control over the folder ?

    Log on as Administrator and take ownership of the folder ?
     
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  13. Nelix
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    What he said mate
     
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