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How to fix corrupt hal.dll file on WinXP installation

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My WinXP system was acting up so I reboot it, and it failed with the following error:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
  <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll

I copied the file from another XP system onto a USB stick and booted off the installation CD, selected "R" (recovery console) and copied the file from the stick to the appropriate directory (C:\Windows\system32\hal.dll) and rebooted.

It came back with the same error :-(

Insights would be appreciated. Thanks,

John  88{Q
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Commented:
gsnshankar:

Thanks for the pointer. Option one worked like a charm. I'm concerned why all-of-a-sudden the file got "corrupted" but at least I'm back up with the system.

Thanks for the quick response!

John  88{Q
Good to hear your problem is fixed! Regards...
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