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I wanted to stop overclocking and restore defaults, so I selected restore optimized defaults in the bios. Now I get the above message regarding; <Windows root>\\system 32\\hal.dll<br>
Tried repair option, but don't really know how. Any ideas on how to fix without reformat?
 

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<a href="http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_haldll_missing.htm" target="_blank">http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_haldll_missing.htm</a><br><br>
Scroll down to HAL.
 

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No...hit the link above and scroll down to HAL section, it shows you how to tamp it.
 

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Try this : <br />
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CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE: : To ensure that Windows XP performs at its best all the time you can use the System file checker to locate any missing or damaged system files and replace them. Click on ''Start'' ''Run'' and type exactly WITHOUT quotation marks ''sfc /scannow'' and press ''Enter''.The windows file protection monitor will now scan your entire system for missing or damaged files.Keep your original Windows XP CD at hand as you may be asked for it to replace any missing or damaged files. Other commands that can be used for this step are: <br />
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System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately) sfc /scannow <br />
System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot) sfc /scanonce <br />
System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot) sfc /scanboot <br />
System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting) sfc /revert <br />
System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache) sfc /purgecache <br />
System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x) sfc /cachesize=x
 
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