Hal.dll missing in dell com.

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by bdeditch, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. bdeditch

    bdeditch Guest

    I started up my computer this morning to see the message missing
    hal.dll. I googled, another computer, it and found out that all I had
    to do was reinstall it. I can't get the computer to even go into safe
    mode, so I thought I would put in my dell Reinstallation CD. I booted
    from cd and everything was fine untillit asked for adminstrator
    password. I have no idea what this is. I tryed the one I log on with
    and nothing worked. What the next step?
    bdeditch, Jan 23, 2008
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  2. bdeditch

    meerkat Guest

    Ask Dell ?.
    meerkat, Jan 23, 2008
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    is it a 'blank' password

    Roy Collingwood, Jan 23, 2008
  4. bdeditch

    Pennywise Guest

    A Hal.dll missing error is usually an error in the Boot.ini or it's
    missing (boot.ini).

    Enter the recovery console and type:
    Bootcfg /Rebuild
    #4 and #5
    Pennywise, Jan 23, 2008
  5. bdeditch

    bdeditch Guest

    I Tried blank for the password or do you mean type in blank?
    bdeditch, Jan 23, 2008
  6. bdeditch

    bdeditch Guest

    What I did called Dell support this morning. Theis what they got me to
    do. By the way the password was blank.
    first we tried bootcfg/list
    That didn't work, said it was bad command
    then we tried

    expand cd-rom:\e386\ntoskrnl.ex_drive:\windows\system32

    that didn't work either, then tried

    expand cd-rom:\e386\ntkrmlmp.ex_drive:\windows\system32\ntoskrml.exe
    didn't work either

    now trying
    chkdsk /r
    After that I typed in
    fixboot press enter

    then enter Y for yes
    and then exit to reboot system.

    None of that worked either, guess its time to reformat and install
    bdeditch, Jan 24, 2008
  7. bdeditch

    Pennywise Guest

    Because it's bootcfg /list
    (notice the space), but that's a useless step.

    Just use:
    Bootcfg /Rebuild
    Pennywise, Jan 24, 2008
  8. bdeditch

    Pennywise Guest

    Just in case,
    Assuming you have D:\ drive as your CD drive, and C your OS drive.
    the commands should be:

    expand D:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ C:\windows\system32
    (it's i386 not e386)

    expand D:\i386\ntkrmlmp.ex_ C:\windows\system32\ntoskrml.exe
    (it's i386 not e386)
    Pennywise, Jan 24, 2008
  9. bdeditch

    bdeditch Guest

    I tried the rebuild it didn't work. They did put a space in there as
    well with the bootcfg /list
    bdeditch, Jan 24, 2008
  10. bdeditch

    bdeditch Guest

    That is what I was thinking as well about using D not cd-rom
    bdeditch, Jan 24, 2008
  11. bdeditch

    Pennywise Guest

    Give it another try and I made a mistake:

    So run these two commands they are different than above:

    expand D:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ C:\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
    expand D:\i386\ntkrmlmp.ex_ C:\windows\system32\ntkrmlmp.exe

    (space between _ C)
    Pennywise, Jan 24, 2008
  12. bdeditch

    bdeditch Guest

    What do I do after that if it works?
    bdeditch, Jan 25, 2008
  13. bdeditch

    Pennywise Guest

    If it works you would remove the XP CD from the CD drive and reboot,
    and it will :)
    Pennywise, Jan 25, 2008
  14. bdeditch

    Plato Guest

    Your boot.ini is incorrect.
    Plato, Jan 25, 2008
  15. bdeditch

    bdeditch Guest

    Thanks Penny I will try that and let you know later if it worked :eek:)
    bdeditch, Jan 25, 2008
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