Question about Acer Aspire One PC Notebook
HAL.DLL error seems to be caused by corruption of the MFT and root directory. This usually results from a blue screen crash when playing flash video from the web.
The easy fix: Press ALT+F10 at boot-up and run the factory restore. This will lose all of your installed programs and data and restore the machine to its original state.
The 'get your data back' fix: You will need a second (working) XP PC with a CD ROM drive and a standard Windows XP CD (a manufacturer's 'factory restore' disc will not work.)
Follow the instructions here http://komku.blogspot.com/2008/11/install-windows-xp-using-usb-flash-disk.html to create a bootable XP USB memory stick. Also copy C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOCHK.EXE onto the memory stick, You may need that later. DO NOT follow the part about booting off the stick and deleting partitions. Instead...
Boot off the memory stick and select the TXT option. Follow the options to get to the recovery console. Run CHKDSK C: at the recovery console. Once CHKDSK has finished, reboot and everything should be fine. You may find the console asking for the location of AUTOCHK.EXE. It is on the flash drive, which (I think) is mapped as drive U:
Keep the memory stick with your Aspire One at all times, because you never know when you'll need it. Mine has done this about four times in six months.
Posted on Feb 07, 2010
Your gunna have to put in a windows xp fix cd or reinstall windows
Posted on Oct 19, 2009
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I am going to start with the assumption you have already tried to reboot, then next choices from there go kinda like this...
Run windows XP restore from command prompt. (From
safe ,mode type C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press Enter. If
this doesn't work or you're receiving the hal.dll error message before you're
able to complete this process, move on to the next step.
Replace the boot.ini file (run msconfig) This will
work if the cause of the problem is actually Windows XP's boot.ini file and not
the hal.dll file, which is often times the case.
Note: If repairing the boot.ini does correct the
hal.dll issue but the problem reappears after a reboot and you've
recently installed Internet Explorer 8 in Windows XP, uninstall IE8. In this
specific situation, IE8 could be the root cause of your hal.dll problem.
Right click on c: drive, click
on properties, then tools, click on the error checking button, the put a
checkmark in each box, Click start and it may say it needs to run on next
reboot click OK the reboot. The physical
part of your hard drive that stores any part of the hal.dll file has been
damaged, you're likely to see errors like this.
Run a repair install of
the operating system. This type of installation should replace
any missing or corrupt files. Continue troubleshooting if this does not resolve
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