hal.dll error

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by rceinc, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. rceinc macrumors newbie

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    Tried installing xp on iMac 17" today. I keep getting the hal.ddl file is corrupt or missing. Tried the Microsoft fix instructions and it doesn't seem to matter if i do NTFS Quick or full or FAT32 partitions.

    Any ideas?!:confused:
     
  2. rceinc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    partition

    never mind, to used to windows i guess. You can not redo the partition configured by boot camp.

    Oh well live and learn:eek:
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    "redo"? Reformat it you mean with a Windows installation CD?
     
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  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I'm pretty sure I erased & reinstalled a previously used partition using my WinXP installer CD..
     
  6. MARIKAVSx macrumors newbie

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    When I got that error on a Windows desktop after installing a new hard drive I found the answer at http://pcsupport.about.com/od/pcrepair/a/missinghal_dll.htm. As it turns out it was the boot.ini file that was corrupt, not the hal.dll... Following the instructions, rebuilding the boot.ini file was a breeze. I hope this helps.
    MvS
     

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