hal.dll missing and cant find hard drive !!!!!!
by jojoe1998 - 7/23/06 7:05 AM
Hi, I recently had Spyware on my computer, after I deleted it and rebooted the error message came up <windows root> \system32\hal.dll. missing ! I tried to reboot using the recovery console on the windows CD but windows cannot find the Sata hard drive at all !!!!
So I cant use the CD to reinstall windows over existing windows either I have access to another system, without a floppy drive but not sure what the best method of solving this problem is...Dont want to reformat as I have things on the H/D I need, I know I should have backed up...unfortunately I didnt, wont happen again though, lesson well and truly learned !!!!
If I can somehow get the hard drive to be recognized, I will have a lot more options available to me to repair the problem, the H/D is a Sata Maxtor 200gb
It seems to be setting up as the primary HD in the biosbut not being recognized !!!
Does anyone have any suggestions ?