Re: "hal.dll." missing/ ID?FOUND!!

Re: "hal.dll." missing/ ID?FOUND!!


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Posted by CATCH on March 02, 2002 at 02:21:36:

In Reply to: "hal.dll." missing/ ID? posted by Jim M. on January 05, 2002 at 11:14:17:

sorry if I'm posting this 3 times..but I want to be sure it gets there to you guys...

Free Advice Says :
This is an old problem, caused by applications that re-name the file to make use of it themselves. The HAL. or Hardware Abstraction Layer, is a system file that allows software to access hardware resources within the Windows ( normally NT ) environment. It also controls things like Auto shutdown.
Most commercial software products allow you to install an evaluation version. Most likely, an evaluation copy of something that you have now disabled or un-installed has utilised this file and not replaced it. They tend to replace hal.dll with a different, modified version of hal.dll. The original Hal.dll on the system is renamed to HalOld.dll. When the program is uninstalled, the original hal.dll is not replaced. Windows then can be confused into thinking it is "corrupt or missing" !
1 Locate the files Hal.dll and HalOld.dll.
2 Delete the file Hal.dll ( if there at all ).
3 Rename the file HalOld.dll to Hal.dll
4 Reboot your PC.
An alternative to renaming hal.dll would be to add option "/hal=filename.ext" (sans quotes) into your "boot.ini" file. This is not recommended, but it should work as a way round to allow you to upgrade. It would not be advisable to leave the situation unchanged after upgrade.
But an alternate method I used and IT WORKED was:
restart windows 98se in DOS mode....
run SCANREG
restore system to the earliest version of the directory I could find on the list..
RESTORE it...
after that I run norton again and the problem was solved..no more missing hal.dll

good luck..
CATCH




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