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JUNIPER APARTMENT asked on December 26, 2012. Status: Answered & Closed.

How to Fix Missing Hal.dll Errors

» I got the following message when I turned on my computer: Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \system32\hal.dll. Please re-install a copy of the above file.

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» Hal.dll file is short for Windows Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL), a file that hides hardware complexities from Windows applications. It is a hidden file used by Windows XP to communicate with the hardware. Hal.dll can become damaged, corrupted or deleted for a number of reasons, and you will know it by the Windows pop-up error message at startup like this.

The "missing or corrupt hal.dll" error shows up immediately after the computer is first started. Windows XP has not yet fully loaded at the moment of this error message display. It is caused by a damaged hal.dll DLL file or a hal.dll file that has been deleted or moved from its intended location, or probably by Trojan:Win32/Avkill.E.

You may use DLL Suite to fix the missing or corrupt hal.dll by downloading the hal.dll file for free. DLL Suite helps fix DLL errors with .dll file extension to resolve missing hal.dll error, hal.dll startup error, hal.dll runtime error, and other PC errors caused by file hal.dll.

Download DLL Suite 2012, install and run it. > Click Download DLL - Free menu > click Start Scan & Download DLL - Free button, choose your needed DLL > click More Information > click Download button from the open web page.

And then follow the steps below to re-register the downloaded dll file: Click Start, Run > type CMD, press OK > type regsvr32 hal.dll, press Enter > restart your computer.

JASON ASILO replied on January 3, 2013

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  1. CHRISTOS TSIKOURIS replied on January 1, 2013: » Boot from your CD and follow the directions to start Recovery Console. Then: Attrib -H -R -S C:\Boot.ini DEL C:\Boot.ini BootCfg /Rebuild Fixboot

  2. GLORIA SASAKI replied on January 2, 2013: » Boot from your CD and follow the directions below to start Recovery Console. Insert the Setup compact disc (CD) and restart the computer. If prompted, select any options required to boot from the CD. When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts; choose the repair or recover option by pressing R.

    If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access from the Recovery Console. When prompted, type the Administrator password. At the system prompt, type Recovery Console commands; type help for a list of commands, or help command name for help on a specific command.

    Most likely you will need to expand the file from the CD. The command would be expand d:\i386\hal.dl_ c:\windows\system32\hal.dll. Substitute d: for the drive letter of your CD. Once you have expanded the file type "exit" to exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer.

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