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 Post subject: Missing .dll file restore procedure for XP
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:20 pm 
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Hi Scott,

I have Windows XP on my laptop and am unable to boot the system but get the following message:

<windowsroot>\system32\hal.dll

Please re-install a copy of the above file

I understand that the missing file is on the XP installation disc which I have but do not have the knowledge to re-install it. Can you please help?


Also, have just got the 21st edition of Upgrading And Repairing PC's and was really surprised to see it back in hard cover! I am assuming that the publisher was convinced to do this by popular demand? Great to have a hard cover book again.

Many thanks

Regards

Paul


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 Post subject: Re: Missing .dll file restore procedure for XP
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:54 pm 
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There are several causes (and potential fixes) for that error. See the following MSKB article for more information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945380

Let me know which of the proposed solutions end up solving the problem.

I was also very glad to see it go back to hardcover for the 20th and 21st editions (more recently only the 19th was softcover). Thanks for your support! Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Missing .dll file restore procedure for XP
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Hi Scott,

Many thanks,

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Paul


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