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Windows Vista startup error message

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"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\\system32\\hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file."


i cannot find any solution to this. everything i find refers back to Windows XP. I have Windows Vista Ultimate. how am i supposed to repair this? i have some very important files that i ,at all cost, can not lose. please help
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If you have another computer hook the hard drive to it and pull over the documents you need to the other computer and format & reload your vista machine.

Vista has a unfortunate side of not having a true Windows repair feature which I find crazy but what can you do....
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wow this sucks. how am i going to hook up a laptop hdd to my pc?
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Do a Repair install
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repair install? use the repair feature??? ive tried that, it does not work a bit. it says no detected errors.
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Originally Posted by SlikCoreX View Post
repair install? use the repair feature??? ive tried that, it does not work a bit. it says no detected errors.
The repair install for vista isn't a true repair unfortunately...It doesn't actually allow you to replace the windows directory like a XP repair. Thats why it's 100% crap.


If you REALLY want your data, you'll go buy a laptop connecter to IDE adapter. You can find them online for dirt cheap or get one at bestbuy probably.

I use them everyday at work and they are safe and realiable if you handle them and take precaution making sure you don't squeeze your hard drive and stuff cause they are sensative.
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post #7 of 11
If your laptop is new and has a SATA connecter you won't need a adapter. You can simply connect it with a SATA transfer and power cable from your desktop..IF it supports sata atleast.
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can you start in safe mode?
    
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Originally Posted by Vlasov_581 View Post
can you start in safe mode?
it is a dell, how do i choose to go to safe mode?
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umm.....just keep hitting F8 as soon as pc restarts......should work
    
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