Windows XP won't boot missing hal.dll
Posted on 2013-07-01
I've been going in circles with this error and I can't get past it. Please help:
Problem 1: So I originially got the missing hal.dll error at system start up.
Solution 1: I used a Windows XP install cd and expanded the hal.dll into the windows/system32 folder.
Problem 2: I still got the hal.dll missing error.
Solution 2: I rebuilt the boot.ini file
Problem 3: Windows logo freezes during boot.
Solution 3: I repaired the installation.
Problem 4: I got the missing hal.dll error again.
Solution 4: Repeated solution 1.
Problem 5: still go the hal.dll error.
Solution 5: repeated solution 2.
Problem 6: It boot into safe mode once, got the login screen, and froze.
Solution 6: Restarted pc.
Problem 6: Boot into safe mode again, but this time it froze before reaching the login screen. It froze after the loading xxxxx/mup.sys
And that's where I'm at now. It seems silly to try and repair windows again, I actually repeated that process twice.
Any suggestions where to go from here?
Thanks in advance.