HOWTO: Fix a Corrupted HAL.DLL file

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Re: HOWTO: Fix a Corrupted HAL.DLL file

Postby stev » Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:13 pm

CrashMaster wrote:I would have solved the HAL.dll error in a different way though. First downloading a proper non-corrupt version from the http://www.DLL-Files.com & then booting into a command prompt & copying the good file to replace the bad file.I did it earlier & it works. :)


Other than the HAL.DLL file, I've had issues with other DLL's that can't be updated when windows is running. So, like you had mentioned, booting to the command prompt or booting from a Win98SE Startup disk does the trick for me to get in to fix the problem.
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Re: HOWTO: Fix a Corrupted HAL.DLL file

Postby chrishandyman » Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:22 pm

My PC wont stay powered on long enough for me to get through the win xp install. it is a laptop. does this mean i have bigger problems. does anyone have any suggestions?

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Re: HOWTO: Fix a Corrupted HAL.DLL file

Postby DMB2000uk » Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:02 am

chrishandyman wrote:My PC wont stay powered on long enough for me to get through the win xp install. it is a laptop. does this mean i have bigger problems. does anyone have any suggestions?

Create a new thread, so we don't have to hijack this one, and list your specs and a bit more detail about your problem. Then I'll be happy to help.

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Re: HOWTO: Fix a Corrupted HAL.DLL file

Postby Toddster » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:51 pm

Tech_Greek wrote:Easy fix.

1) Pull the HD out of the 'hal.dll' corrupted HD and hook it into a computer with the SAME OS (OEM, Retail, Home, Pro, etc)
2) Find the hal.dll on your current WORKING computer with same OS
3) Copy it to the secondary HD that has the corrupted hal.dll in the same locationh and plug it back in.

Three Steps


I can handle step 1, but can you break down 2 and 3, please?
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Re: HOWTO: Fix a Corrupted HAL.DLL file

Postby W1llyW1lz » Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:08 pm

Alright This did not work for me... Maybe someone can tell me a solution, I installed windows into a differant directory /WINXP and then I copied the HAL.DLL into the /WINDOWS directory and restarted the machine and then it didn't have a pick for me to select the old windows system had me a little worried. So I then checked the boot file and rewrote using help from this website http://faq.programmerworld.net/ms_windo ... ndows.html and got the old windows to be selected but when I select it, it gives me the same HAL.DLL error. I tried to copy and replace it multiple times but always get the same error #-o help

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Re: HOWTO: Fix a Corrupted HAL.DLL file

Postby mackaypei » Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:31 pm

THANKS DO MUCH!! The tradition of the original internet lives on helping one another ..this work around saved me a lot of time. :) :)

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Re: HOWTO: Fix a Corrupted HAL.DLL file

Postby selector007 » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:48 am

I have completely formatted my hard drive installed winxp again but i still get the missing hal.dll error? Any ideas?

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Re: HOWTO: Fix a Corrupted HAL.DLL file

Postby walrock10 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:05 am

selector007 wrote:I have completely formatted my hard drive installed winxp again but i still get the missing hal.dll error? Any ideas?


You should run a registry scanner/repair tool for such errors.
Details here: http://dllrepairs.com/dll-fix/?file=hal

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Re: HOWTO: Fix a Corrupted HAL.DLL file

Postby FTR » Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:08 pm

Hello All,

This is my situation:
I have Windows XP Media Center Edition on a Toshiba laptop. I was playing music on Media Player when everything froze. I tried to End Task in Windows Task Manager but nothing was working so I just hit the power button and shut the computer down.
After restarting, I received this error message:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll
Please reinstall a copy of the above file.

I have a Toshiba Recovery and Installations/Drivers Disc and the only option it gives me is to do a complete reinstall, which will erase my files. This is not an option because I need the files.

I also have a Windows XP Home Disc. When I boot from this disc I get this error message:
file pci.sys is corrupt.
Press any key to continue.

This is where I am stuck.

Can anyone assist?

I need step by step instructions as to how to resolve this without losing my files.


Added Note:
I have also switched out my harddrives and made this internal harddive my external harddrive, which does nothing more than show-up in My Compter after my system struggles to recognize it. However, I am still unable to gain access to it.

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Re: HOWTO: Fix a Corrupted HAL.DLL file

Postby theplayer13299 » Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:39 pm

Hi,

I carried out the procedure you provided, I can't tell you if it worked or not because so far nothing good has happened. When I boot up I do not get the option of the two windows (windows and winxp). It logs into the winxp version. Can you tell me how to delete winxp? I think this may be a place to start.

I think I may need to bite the bullet and overwrite the hard drive, the system keeps telling me to validate this version of xp.

Thanks in advance for your help.


p.s. on a different note, I read another procedure to cure the hal.dll issue and it states to copy the hal.dll from the windows\i386 folder then overwrite the hal.dll in the windows\system 32.

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Re: HOWTO: Fix a Corrupted HAL.DLL file

Postby MCQC » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:33 am

thanks , It really worked great for me.

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Re: HOWTO: Fix a Corrupted HAL.DLL file

Postby audreygreen » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:17 am

I personally don't know how to fix a corrupted hal.dll file in particular...I mean, there's so many dlls, and it's kind of lame to think of a fix for each...but yeah, this step by step tutorial is really great. :) But what about the other dlls. What if we can't find a guide to deal with like Officeav.dll, for example. Is there a general way to fix them? From what I know, there are tools out there, that work by scanning your pc...then from there, it will automatically repair any dll problem it has detected. How's the repair mechanism, that I do not know. #-o

[post edited to remove link to software, although the software was not malware, it's in breach of site rules]
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Re: HOWTO: Fix a Corrupted HAL.DLL file

Postby Kevin117 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:51 am

selector007 wrote:I have completely formatted my hard drive installed winxp again but i still get the missing hal.dll error? Any ideas?




Have/had this problem. Tried everything. Ready to wipe the disk. Tried this in desperation. It Worked!

My setup. Two partitions on disk, dual boot, XP Prof & XP Prof. Partition 2 gets the Hal.dll error.

Using EASEUS Home (free) partition software...

Turned some unused space in partition 2 to unallocated space
Create a partition 3
Copied XP installation on partition 2 to new the partition 3

Odd as it might seem my hunch was correct. Partition 2 now boots, and new partition 3 has the Hal.dll error.

At least now I can backup both partitions and try... delete all partitions/low level reformat/restore.

I figure the problem is a quirk in the disk's partition table.


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