Hal.dll Error: Getting Things Up and Running
A Hal.dll error can cause a user to panic because it looks like your computer has crashed. In reality, the system is simply not starting up and can usually be fixed quite easily. Hal.dll is a critical file that is required by your system in order to boot Windows. Hal is actually an acronym for hardware abstraction layer and describes the files purpose of facilitating interaction between hardware components in the system.
What Is a Hal.dll Error?
A Hal.dll error is typically encountered in the start-up phase of booting your computer. In fact the accompanying message will typically inform you that Windows is unable to start. Missing or corrupt files are usually the cause.
What Causes a Hal.dll Error?
The hal.dll file could be corrupted or deleted by a virus. If the system configuration for your computer has changed, Windows may be looking for the file in the wrong place. If software or hardware is deleted incorrectly a Hall.dll error can result. Improper shutdown of a computer can also cause this error.
How to Fix a Hal.dll Error?
Fixing a Hal.dll error is relatively straight forward. It will however, require your Windows or Windows installation CD in order to re-install a copy of the Hall.dll file. You will be using the Recovery Console tool to manually repair the hal.dll problem so that you can boot up as usual in the future.
- Place the installation CD in your disk drive and attempt to start the computer.
- When prompted with the Welcome to Setup screen, type in R.
- Choose the Windows installation that you want to repair and press Enter. The choice is usually the first one.
- Input the administrator password when prompted and press Enter.
- Next click on the Start button and go to All Programs, followed by Accessories, then System and finally System Restore.
- Choose the option “Restore my computer to a previous period.” Click Next.
- Select the most recent restore point from the restoration date list and click Next.
- At the verification screen, click Next again.
- When the rescue complete, reboot your computer.
If the problem is not fixed, repeat steps 1 to 4 and when you receive the command prompt, you will need to input the following commands, assuming that your Windows drive is C; if not change it to the appropriate letter.
ATTRIB –H –R -S C:\BOOT.INI
BOOTCFG / REBUILD FIXBOOT
- When finished, take the CD out of the disk drive, shut down and restart your computer.
- If the problem is not fixed, repeat steps 1 to 4 and when you receipt the command prompt, enter:
As always when finished, reboot your computer.
Hope this helps you fix Hal.dll errors with your computer.
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