Fixing HAL Issues

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How to troubleshoot “HAL.DLL is missing or corrupt” messages.

If you perform some serious upgrading of hardware on your Windows XP computer and try starting it, you may be presented with the dreaded “HAL.DLL is missing or corrupt” error message. If so, don’t despair—there’s a process you can follow to try and fix things. Here’s what you do:

1. Boot from your product CD and choose the Recovery Console option and log on with your administrator password.

2. Type the following commands in order:

cd c:

attrib -h -r -s boot.ini

del c:boot.ini

bootcfg /rebuild


3. Then restart your computer.

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