Re: missing hal.dll file
It sounds like your computer may have a hidden recovery partition. You
should check with Dell, either their website or the support line to get the
download you need to replace the non-standard mbr
"LJuliet97" <LJuliet97@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> This is what it says when I type bixmbr
> This computer appears to have a non-standard or invalid master boot
> FIXMBR may damage your partition tables if you proceed
> This could cause all the partitions on the current hard disk to become
> If you are not having problems accessing your drive, do not continue.
> Just a side note, I have never partitioned this hd.
> "LJuliet97" wrote:
>> I am running a Dell XPS 600 with Pentium D 830 (3Ghz), 2GB Ram, and 320GB
>> Performance RAID 0 HD. I tried fixboot and fixmbr and the computer did
>> same thing when it restarted. I also tried expand d:\i386\hal,dl_
>> c:winxp\system32\hal.dll and it told me that access is denied. I don't
>> what else to try.
>> "John Barnes" wrote:
>> > Unless your computer is one with a recovery process, if you have the XP
>> > install CD, boot to the cd, at the first option page enter repair with
>> > recovery console, login and at the command prompt enter fixboot
>> > press
>> > enter, then enter fixmbr press enter. If that doesn't fix your
>> > problem, you should provide information about your computer and exactly
>> > how
>> > your hard drive (s) are set up.
>> > It was recommended to make a full backup before you started the
>> > install, and
>> > it may then be easier to restore that.
>> > "LJuliet97" <LJuliet97@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > news:425A43F8-AA84-4AC8-8840-D10CC4750C18@microsoft.com...
>> > > When my computer tried to rollback it failed and now I can not start
>> > > xp
>> > > because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows
>> > > root>\system32\hal.dll
>> > > What can I do?