[Bootcamp] Hal.Dll is missing or corrupt.

DanielDMB

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Okay, so for almost a day straight I've been working on using Bootcamp for my MacBook Pro.

Well, I originally was getting the "Disk Error" problem because it wasn't asking me to format my partition (it was automatically going with FAT32) so here's what I did to get it to work with NTFS:

I created a partition with bootcamp and proceeded to go into bootcamp normally, but when it asked me to choose where to install windows, I instead deleted the Bootcamp partition, and in the Unpartitioned source, I created a new partition and did the quick installation with NTFS.

Well, I did NOT get the disk error, but instead I got a black page with this:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.

I've tried Re-installing it and I still get that.

Any help is appreciated, I'm very tired and frustrated with this.

Thanks in advance.
 

DanielDMB

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Okay.. I can format it with FAT32, but then I get the awful dreaded "Disk Error press any key to restart"
 

spinnerlys

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Start Boot Camp Assistant (BCA), delete the Windows partition.
Close BCA.
Open BCA, make a new partition for Windows and start the installation process.
During the installer's blue options, DON'T delete the partition BCA has created and wait until the installer offers you to format the existing FAT32 partition with NTFS (Quick Format for example).

That is what helped me and the poster in the thread I linked to. I don't know if you have followed the steps, that have been laid out there, thus I assume you didn't.
 

DanielDMB

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Start Boot Camp Assistant (BCA), delete the Windows partition.
Close BCA.
Open BCA, make a new partition for Windows and start the installation process.
During the installer's blue options, DON'T delete the partition BCA has created and wait until the installer offers you to format the existing FAT32 partition with NTFS (Quick Format for example).

That is what helped me and the poster in the thread I linked to. I don't know if you have followed the steps, that have been laid out there, thus I assume you didn't.
After I choose where to install windows (The two other sources, unpartitioned source, and then BOOTCAMP(FAT32)

If I click on the FAT32, then it brings me straight to installation, doesn't even ask if I want to format it, then I get Disk Error, press any key to restart.
 

spinnerlys

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After I choose where to install windows (The two other sources, unpartitioned source, and then BOOTCAMP(FAT32)

If I click on the FAT32, then it brings me straight to installation, doesn't even ask if I want to format it, then I get Disk Error, press any key to restart.
Hmm, which Windows version are we talking about and what is the source of the installer?
 

DanielDMB

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Hmm, which Windows version are we talking about and what is the source of the installer?
I have Windows XP Professional 2002 with Service Pack 2. What do you mean, source of the installer? I'm trying to use bootcamp with it so I can get xp on my mac :D
 

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DanielDMB

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DanielDMB

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Then I'm out of wits. Has MRoogle brought anything up about that Disk Error?
MRoogle? If your meaning google, yes, the Disk Error is caused by the formatting process that's done by FAT32.

For some reason, it doesn't ask me if I want to format my partition or not. Instead, after I select the place where I want to install windows (in my case it's :C Bootcamp) and rushes me straight into installation.
 

spinnerlys

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MRoogle? If your meaning google, yes, the Disk Error is caused by the formatting process that's done by FAT32.

For some reason, it doesn't ask me if I want to format my partition or not. Instead, after I select the place where I want to install windows (in my case it's :C Bootcamp) and rushes me straight into installation.
I meant MRoogle, a tool to search the MR fora.

I heard of that problem before, the one, that the installer doesn't give you a choice to format the partition.




 

DanielDMB

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I meant MRoogle, a tool to search the MR fora.

I heard of that problem before, the one, that the installer doesn't give you a choice to format the partition.




Have you heard of a solution in this department too? :( I've been at this since last night.. Very frustrating since I spent $60 on this brand new copy of XP.
 

DanielDMB

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Yeah it's basically everything that I've already searched.

For the past few hours I've been googling and searching through sites like MacRumors and MacForums.. Sites like that posting and searching to see if anyone's had an error like mine and been able to fix it.

So far no luck though..

I've tried deleting the partition before installation and creating a new one with just the disk but then I get the Hal.Dll error..
 

DanielDMB

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In the apple knowledge base they state this as the resolution:

Resolution
Restart the computer.
Hold down the Option key during restart to run Startup Manager.
Once Startup Manager appears, select a Mac OS X volume.
Launch Boot Camp Assistant.
Select Create or Remove a Windows Partition and click Restore.
Launch Boot Camp Assistant again and create a Windows partition of the desired size.
Insert Windows install disc and start installation.
Format the Windows partition named 'BOOTCAMP' before continuing with the rest of the Windows XP setup process. Important: Do not use the "Leave the current file system intact (no changes)" or "Convert the partition to NTFS" options.

Now, I can get up to the part where they say: Format the Windows partition named 'BOOTCAMP' before continuing with the rest of the Windows XP setup process. Important: Do not use the "Leave the current file system intact (no changes)" or "Convert the partition to NTFS" options.

I don't get asked that in my bootcamp installation. Instead it rushes me right over to installing windows, then gets a disk error after the computer reboots.
 

DanielDMB

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Just wondering if your still here. I still haven't figured it out. Might just send the CD back to the guy who I bought it from :S
 

DanielDMB

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All right. Well, I'll see if I can have someone who's good with Mac's take a look at it.

If no luck from that and no luck from the thread, I'll just return the CD.

Many thanks for the help. I really appreciate it.
 

Ejvin23

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In the apple knowledge base they state this as the resolution:

Resolution
Restart the computer.
Hold down the Option key during restart to run Startup Manager.
Once Startup Manager appears, select a Mac OS X volume.
Launch Boot Camp Assistant.
Select Create or Remove a Windows Partition and click Restore.
Launch Boot Camp Assistant again and create a Windows partition of the desired size.
Insert Windows install disc and start installation.
Format the Windows partition named 'BOOTCAMP' before continuing with the rest of the Windows XP setup process. Important: Do not use the "Leave the current file system intact (no changes)" or "Convert the partition to NTFS" options.

Now, I can get up to the part where they say: Format the Windows partition named 'BOOTCAMP' before continuing with the rest of the Windows XP setup process. Important: Do not use the "Leave the current file system intact (no changes)" or "Convert the partition to NTFS" options.

I don't get asked that in my bootcamp installation. Instead it rushes me right over to installing windows, then gets a disk error after the computer reboots.
This instruction was very helpfull for me. When I followed the instruction and choosed the other option (other than "Leave the current file system intact (no changes)" or "Convert the partition to NTFS" options.) the windows was installed correctly
 

capske

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[Bootcamp] Hal.Dll is missing or corrupt.(SOLVED!!!)

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Originally Posted by DanielDMB View Post
In the apple knowledge base they state this as the resolution:

Resolution
Restart the computer.
Hold down the Option key during restart to run Startup Manager.
Once Startup Manager appears, select a Mac OS X volume.
Launch Boot Camp Assistant.
Select Create or Remove a Windows Partition and click Restore.
Launch Boot Camp Assistant again and create a Windows partition of the desired size.
Insert Windows install disc and start installation.
Format the Windows partition named 'BOOTCAMP' before continuing with the rest of the Windows XP setup process. Important: Do not use the "Leave the current file system intact (no changes)" or "Convert the partition to NTFS" options.

Now, I can get up to the part where they say: Format the Windows partition named 'BOOTCAMP' before continuing with the rest of the Windows XP setup process. Important: Do not use the "Leave the current file system intact (no changes)" or "Convert the partition to NTFS" options.

I don't get asked that in my bootcamp installation. Instead it rushes me right over to installing windows, then gets a disk error after the computer reboots.





I Soved this issue for people who work with non original WINDOWS Xp.

Every time I installed XP, I got the message: Hal.Dll is missing or corrupt.

I tried the procedure described above, but I had the same issue. I didn't was asked in the bootcamp installation to do this procedure and got immediately prompt to the windows installing section.
So what's the problem? The boot camp drive is not a Primary Drive with master boot record assigned to it!

What i did.
I partitioned the drive in mac with Boot Camp. Once partitioned, I keep following the Boot Camp procedure and I click "install Windows"( because I don't get this in my bootcamp: Format the Windows partition named 'BOOTCAMP' before continuing with the rest of the Windows XP setup process. Important: Do not use the "Leave the current file system intact (no changes)" or "Convert the partition to NTFS" options.)

The difference is that before I click the "install Windows" button, I inserted the Windows 7 dvd. So my Mac rebooted and started to load the Windows 7.
Once loaded, I get the options: upgrade system or customized installation.
There I choose the custom install.
I receive a window with all of my disc drives.
I choose the bootcamp drive but i'm obliged to format this drive prior installing Windows 7.
So I choose to format my bootcamp drive.
Once formatted, you'll see that the drive has become a primary drive with master boot record(yes, that's what we need).
I quit the windows installation and reboot to mac by holding the alt-key and choosing my mac hd.
Once i'm back to mac OSx i eject the win7 disc and insert the XP disc and start the Boot Camp again and immediately go to the install windows option.

If you follow this procedure you should be able to install win XP.
(Sorry if i made writing errors, I'm not English.)
 
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