Windows XP forum: 'windows root system32 hal.dll is missing or corrupt

by: ali-is-online October 26, 2011 1:54 PM PDT

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'windows root system32 hal.dll is missing or corrupt

by ali-is-online - 10/26/11 1:54 PM

Dear fellows,

My father inlaws old Dell laptop is causing problem. I know it got that google virus and now I can't boot xp home ed, not even in safe boot. When I restart the computer, I get a msg saying 'windows root system32 hal.dll is missing or corrupt, please insert disk to install the file' something in that context. I can't even boot in safe mood to install this file or do anything.

So far I have done the following...
I booted the laptop with the xp cd and went in the recovery console
I ran attrib -h-r-s c:\boo.ini it gave me a message file cannot be opened
Still I ran Del c:\boot.ini it gave me a message saying an error occurred during directory enumeration
I ran bootcfg /rebuild the msg I got was failed to successfully scan disk. May be a corrupt file system, which would prevent bootcfg from successfully scanning.
I ran chkdsk...it runs and at 32% it gives an error....The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems.

I dont want to format the HDD as he has some files which are imp and dont wana loose them.

Thank you.

Kind Regards,
Ali

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