hobboebob
1 Copper

Hal.dll missing/corrupted

So yesterday I had that happen to me and today was able to find the step by step instructions on dell to fix it with the installation cd. Problem now is every time I restart my computer that comes up and I have to go through the entire process again. Anyone have any idea?

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techagent5
1 Nickel

Re: Hal.dll missing/corrupted

it could be that the windows is already corrupted. better back up your files and reinstall windows. dont forget to download and save the drivers from support.dell.com if you don't have the drivers and utilities cd or the resource cd.

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RobinBredin
5 Rhenium

Re: Hal.dll missing/corrupted

Hi hobboebob, There is an support journal HERE on your Hal.dll, you did not say what system you have, but this journal covers all models. Hope this helps.

      

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hobboebob
1 Copper

Re: Hal.dll missing/corrupted

I already did that. When I restart or shutdown my computer I have to go through that process everytime. The file is there in the system32 file so I guess it is corrupted. Any clue on that? I'm not gonna re-do my entire computer not an option takes too much time for something that isn't needed.

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Mary G
6 Indium

Re: Hal.dll missing/corrupted

Pardon the dumb question, but did you remove the install cd from the drive?

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BELL BOY
4 Germanium

Re: Hal.dll missing/corrupted

hobboebob

 

Still don’t know if its XP or Vista, anyway try the following

 

1. If you suspect present System32 Hal.dll is corrupt, then rename it oldHal.dll

 

Then copy Hal.dll file from C:\windows\servicepackfiles folder to C:\Windows\system32 folder

 

Reboot then clean up windows paths in boot ini

 

If that doesn’t fix the problem

 

2. Suggest you run hardware diagnostics

 

If any HDD errors it may just be mobo/HDD data cable/connection issue, otherwise bad HDD/sectors

 

If bad HDD/sectors then you had better save ALL personal data (a.s.a.p.) to external media (e.g. USB flash drive, CDs etc)

 

3. If NO hardware errors, you need to do a Clean Install using correct Dell OEM Windows CD

 

Dell procedure is here

 

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