Windows® Root System32 Hal.Dll Missing
What is Hal.Dll? How to fix Windows Root System32 Hal.Dll missing error?
Windows Operating System works on Windows registry and various system files. Each set of registry entries and system files are responsible to perform certain task on the Operating System. This architecture helps you to fix the errors in Operating System very easily. Error messages are displayed on the screen with an error code and a detailed message when a problem is encountered. Most of the time error message gives you a clear idea about what file is causing the issue. HAL.DLL is a file present in the system32 directory of the Operating System and is part of HAL. Hardware abstraction layer (HAL) helps the Operating System to communicate with the device drivers installed which patently interacts with the hardware components. If this file is missing or corrupted, the Operating System may fail to load or sometimes halts with an error message. The file corruption can occur due to wrong entries in Boot.ini (file responsible for booting process), virus infection, Operating System errors, etc. Sometimes you may not able to boot the computer even in safe mode when this issue occurs.
Following are the ways to fix Windows Root System32 Hal.Dll missing error:
- Repair boot.ini
- Check disk
- Repair Windows
During the boot process, Windows Operating System refers boot.ini to find location for Operating System files. Windows Root System32 Hal.Dll Missing error may occur if an invalid entry is found in boot.ini. You can repair or restore the boot.ini from command prompt. So, either boot the computer in command prompt or access the recovery console by booting the computer from bootable Operating System CD. In command prompt, you need to type 'Attrib -H -R -S C:Boot.ini' and press 'enter'. Type 'DEL c:boot.ini' to delete the existing boot.ini. Once it’s deleted, you need to type 'BootCfg /Rebuild' to rebuild the boot.ini. Execute the command 'Fix boot' to fix the Master boot record errors and restart the computer.
'Windows Root System32 Hal.Dll Missing error' can also come up if the system files are corrupted or missing. To fix the system file error, you can run 'SFC' command or execute chkdsk from the command prompt. These commands would restore the system files. If the computer can be booted in safe mode, then using system restore would be a good idea.
If all the troubleshooting steps fail to fix the issue, you can boot the computer from a bootable Operating System disc and repair the Windows Operating System. The repair option in Windows differs depending on the edition and version of Operating System you have. Repairing Windows would replace all the system files and fix the issue.
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