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missing file

Discussion in 'Software' started by grim, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    i moved flat last week and i only got round to turning my PC this weekend as i have no internet till next weekend. any way it wont boot saying \system32\hall.dll is missing. the usual way i fix this problem is to run the windows disk and then reinstall all the windows files but it wont give me the option to repair at the partition screen. the o/s is windows xp pro and the 2 hard disks are in RAID 0 and i have the RIAD drivers on floppy so thats not a problem. is there another way of getting this file off the windows cd into the correct directory so my comp will boot ?

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  2. Fergal1982

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    Here

    That should work.
     
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  3. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    thanks

    found that link after a few minutes of googling, theres seems to be a few ways to do it just gonna be pot luck which ones works.

    have you tried the steps in that link ?

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  4. Fergal1982

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    not personally no. But if it doesnt work, you can always do what one guy on the page suggests, and rip the drive out and into another machine, then replace the hal.dll file.
     
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  5. grim

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    that prob wont work with me, the RAID would make it a bit difficult to do.

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  6. Fergal1982

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    in which case you could always try creating a boot disk and dumping the hal.dll file onto the disk, then transferring it onto the disk that way. that might work.
     
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  7. ManicMonkey

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    Why not connect each drive in turn to another computer using an external USB - Ide/Sata connector and then manually transfer the files across. That way when you place both hdd's back into the original machine they will both have the newly transfered file there.
     
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  8. Fergal1982

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    That would only work on a mirrored drive. Doing so on a striped drive of any sort wouldnt work.
     
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  9. Pablo1888

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    Had that exact same error message a couple of weeks ago and fixed it using the bootcfg /rebuild command.

    Microsoft's explanation is here on how to use it.
     
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  10. grim

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    i've got a few examples printed off now which i'll have to try tonight.

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  11. grim

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    that was strange, i tried those fixes and it wouldnt work saying there could be a problem with the partitioning. Ran chkdsk and there are errors on the drive/s so i thought id run fixboot and fixmbr again (didn't work when i tried at the weekend) rebooted and it worked :huh

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  12. Fergal1982

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    very strange. may well be time to look at a backup solution and/or a replacement HDD. May not need it, but i'd get one on hand.
     
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  13. grim

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    the drives are about 18 months old, think they are 300GB seagate barracudas (hmmm i should really know this :oops: ). will have to get round to running the seagate diagnostic tool on them. just the hassle of connecting them up to non RAID SATA ports else it wont pick the drives up.

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