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hal.dll mising on system restore/recovery

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Colin Trunt, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Colin Trunt

    Colin Trunt Flightless Bird

    If I try and boot up in recovery mode I get some message,
    forget exact working but it says I think hal.dll is missing.
    I think it may say window/system32/hal.dll is missing.
    There is a hal.dll in the system32 directory on the main partition,
    should there be one on the recovery partition?


    Anyway whats the problem, the file is there apparently and the
    system boots up into normal mode so wtf can't it boot into recovery?
     
  2. Colin Trunt

    Colin Trunt Flightless Bird

    "Colin Trunt" <colin@trunt.com> wrote in message
    news:pqMun.164583$7o6.143583@newsfe27.ams2...
    > If I try and boot up in recovery mode I get some message,
    > forget exact working but it says I think hal.dll is missing.
    > I think it may say window/system32/hal.dll is missing.
    > There is a hal.dll in the system32 directory on the main partition,
    > should there be one on the recovery partition?
    >
    >
    > Anyway whats the problem, the file is there apparently and the
    > system boots up into normal mode so wtf can't it boot into recovery?
    >


    This is my boot.ini

    [boot loader]
    timeout=15
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
    Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptOut
    [boot loader]
    timeout=15
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
    Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptOut
    C:/CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons
    c:/wubildr.mbr="Ubuntu"
    C:/CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons
    c:/wubildr.mbr="Ubuntu"

    =====================================

    Also, in msconfig, on the boot.ini tab when I selct 'check all boot paths'
    it says:-
    "It appears that the following line in boot.ini does not refer to a valid
    operating system."
    [boot loader]
    timeout=15
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
    Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptOut
    C:/CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons
    c:/wubildr.mbr="Ubuntu"
     
  3. Colin Trunt

    Colin Trunt Flightless Bird

    "Colin Trunt" <colin@trunt.com> wrote in message
    news:K3Qun.46613$3T3.3486@newsfe28.ams2...
    >
    > "Colin Trunt" <colin@trunt.com> wrote in message
    > news:pqMun.164583$7o6.143583@newsfe27.ams2...
    >> If I try and boot up in recovery mode I get some message,
    >> forget exact working but it says I think hal.dll is missing.
    >> I think it may say window/system32/hal.dll is missing.
    >> There is a hal.dll in the system32 directory on the main partition,
    >> should there be one on the recovery partition?
    >>
    >>
    >> Anyway whats the problem, the file is there apparently and the
    >> system boots up into normal mode so wtf can't it boot into recovery?
    >>

    >
    > This is my boot.ini
    >
    > [boot loader]
    > timeout=15
    > default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
    > [operating systems]
    > multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
    > Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptOut
    > [boot loader]
    > timeout=15
    > default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
    > [operating systems]
    > multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
    > Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptOut
    > C:/CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons
    > c:/wubildr.mbr="Ubuntu"
    > C:/CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons
    > c:/wubildr.mbr="Ubuntu"
    >
    > =====================================
    >
    > Also, in msconfig, on the boot.ini tab when I selct 'check all boot paths'
    > it says:-
    > "It appears that the following line in boot.ini does not refer to a valid
    > operating system."
    > [boot loader]
    > timeout=15
    > default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
    > [operating systems]
    > multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
    > Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptOut
    > C:/CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons
    > c:/wubildr.mbr="Ubuntu"




    OK I just notice the boot.ini on the second partion (D:)

    [boot loader]
    timeout=15
    default=C:/CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
    Professional" /fastdetect
    C:/CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons
    c:/wubildr.mbr="Ubuntu"


    This has partition 1 mentioned? which is c:?
    I'm confused!!
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  4. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_haldll_missing.htm

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    "Colin Trunt" <colin@trunt.com> wrote in message
    news:pqMun.164583$7o6.143583@newsfe27.ams2...
    > If I try and boot up in recovery mode I get some message,
    > forget exact working but it says I think hal.dll is missing.
    > I think it may say window/system32/hal.dll is missing.
    > There is a hal.dll in the system32 directory on the main partition,
    > should there be one on the recovery partition?
    >
    >
    > Anyway whats the problem, the file is there apparently and the
    > system boots up into normal mode so wtf can't it boot into recovery?
    >
     

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