hal.dll corrupted .HELP!!!!!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by alebar14, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. alebar14 macrumors regular

    alebar14

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    Hi Guys... I have this Macbook 1.83 Ghz and when I restart to the Windows OS, this message appear:

    Windows could not start because the following file is missing
    or corrupted:
    <Windows root>/system32/hal.dll.
    Please reinstall a copy of the above file.


    The only way I can do is reinstall back the Windows XP like I did before. BUT, before I do that, I want to backup all my files from Windows XP.

    Please help me...!
     
  2. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    you just have to reinstall windows over the old copy, back up your files, formate the partition and reinstall windows.
     
  3. alebar14 thread starter macrumors regular

    alebar14

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    I tried. But in the Windows Setup, it said that I need to reformat the existing folder which I don't want.
     
  4. Aea macrumors 6502a

    Aea

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    Mac OSX should be able to access the windows HD, whether it's formatted in NTFS or FAT32, you won't have write access in NTFS but all you need to do is backup your files onto your OSX partition and then reinstall.

    However, if you have FAT32 or are willing to install a driver (http://www.ntfs-3g.org/ I haven't personally tested this, read on more about it), you should be able to simply get the file from a working install and copy over.

    If that fails, try to see if you can boot from the CD and try to "repair" windows, this should reinstall the OS without effecting your data.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Do you have access to another WinXP box? Not that it's a perfect solution, but it might be quickest to see if the issue is truly limited to that one file by just copying it over from the other box. It's a DLL file so that should be fine.
     
  6. alebar14 thread starter macrumors regular

    alebar14

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    Dear mkrishnan:

    I try to access the .dll filr and do a 'copy and paste' ,but still Mac prevents to copy and paste it.

    I just want to get all the .jpg 's and .doc's file from my Windows partition. but don't know how.
     
  7. marioman38 macrumors 6502a

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    Weird... did that to me a few months ago. I think i just got pissed and deleted the whole partition. Couldn't you search the partition for hal.dll and replace it with hal.dll from the install disk. Like drag 'n drop instead of through setup?

    Edit: Guess that doesn't work. When you say it prevents copy+paste is it because your XP partition is NTFS? I believe there is some software which lets Mac OS X write on NTFS partitions.

    This Should do it.
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You might also try this fix:

    http://forums.legitreviews.com/about6705.html

    I read a couple threads on this hal.dll file...interesting. It sounds like even re-installing can be tricky.

    Also, I feel that this thread would be remiss without this picture. I feel no guilt or shame since I already tried to contribute. :D

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