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Ok, so Earlier this evening, my sister was trying to get the printer to work. In the proccess she restarted the computer, and when it was booting back up it said that the file "hal.dll" was"missing or corrupt", and I had to reinstall windows. This is the same thing it told me when I was transfering it from my other computer(it's an IDE HD <D:).

My question for you guys is, what exaactlly is hal.dll, and why would it just suddenlly corrupt like that?

Also, I am going to check the IDE connections, and make sure nothings loose, but I JUST finished reinstalling windows, so I haven't done it yet.

Thanks for any help/info guys.
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Well, I googled hal.dll, and this is what I found:

Description:
Windows Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL), a file that hides hardware complexities from Windows applications

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That sounds useful... Thanks. Lol.
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QUOTE (otaku_4_life @ Oct 31 2006, 10:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, I googled hal.dll, and this is what I found:

Description:
Windows Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL), a file that hides hardware complexities from Windows applications

because if the programs started to realize the complexities of hardware, they might take over the computer! (or just get realy dipressed)

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QUOTE (Tazato @ Nov 1 2006, 07:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
because if the programs started to realize the complexities of hardware, they might take over the computer! (or just get realy dipressed)

Ahahahahaha.

So, Can anyone tell me why it might have just corrupted/gone missing for no reason?
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i installed a seperate copy of xp for security testing some apps, and when i deleted the windows folder while booted into the other windows copy, i had the same error as you while trying to boot into the windows that's gone. I'd think virus personally, as it seems to have corruped more than one file
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