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hal.dll error again NOT simple

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by tevster, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. tevster

    tevster Member

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    OK listen I have a Toshiba notebook that runs Windows xp thats pretty good but 2-3 years old. I forgot the log-in password so I fiddled with it and now I have a real problem because now my computer does NOT work. I can't do a single thing on it because there is a missing or corrupt hal.dll. I do not have any sort of disk to boot it on I'm cheap so I want it fixed for free. I am 17 and I sort of know what i'm doing but please is there any relatively simple things I can do to get my machine back?



    P.S-on this totally separate machine I am running basic Vista any downloads or anything I can get from it to put on a bootable cd?
    that I ca download then boot onto xp to get it to work?
     
  2. GrandpaBW

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    Have you purchased ANY OS software?
     
  3. tevster

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    I don't no exactly what you mean but no It already had xp and I haven't bought any OS upgrades or installs or anything but i have the product key
     
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    doesnt sound to good if you dont have ur XP disk. try to borrow a disk off a friend, because at least you have the product key. if you can get a disk, i will give you more info on what you can do. but for now, when you start it up, can you actually log on to windows?
     
  5. tevster

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    Nope the first options are setup and boot from cd-rom
    and right after it displays "missing or corrupt hal.dll"
     

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