Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Way to Correct HAL.DLL Missing or Corrupt

If you get an error regarding a missing or corrupt hal.dll file, it might simply be the BOOT.INI file on the root of the C: drive that is misconfigured.

Here's what to do:

  1. Insert and boot from your Windows XP CD.
  2. At the first R=Repair option, press the R key
  3. Press the number that corresponds to the correct location for the installation of Windows you want to repair.
  4. Typically this will be #1
  5. Type bootcfg /list to show the current entries in the BOOT.INI file
  6. Type bootcfg /rebuild to repair it
  7. Take out the CD ROM and type exit

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