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03-03-2015, 11:56 PM
While trying to uninstall Glary Utilitys5( No uninstall as part of the program) I read that Comodo System Manager had a good uninstall program. They seem to be reputible, and I use their secure browser for my banking without complaint. After running it , on startup the desktop had few icons, Explorer and Programs showed nothing and on a restart a black screen with the message:
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<windows root>\system32\hal.DLL
Please reinstall a copy of the above file.

Any ideas, or could someone direct me to a good tech in the South Auckland area? Thanks in advance for any help

04-03-2015, 12:50 AM
If you have a Windows installation disc, boot from it and select "repair"

04-03-2015, 07:31 AM
Some solutions here:
https://www.google.co.uk/#q=system32 hal.dll

What Windows OS is installed ? Would help to know this

04-03-2015, 07:40 AM
Sorry - wrong link. Try here:

04-03-2015, 09:14 AM
Thanks for replying, I tried the windows CD (XP), but it just started to install Windows, no menu. The links you gave me seem to indicate access to the menu on the Windows CD a bit of a problem for me. I possibly need some sort of disc that operates off the disc and does not use the Hard Drive ??

04-03-2015, 10:17 AM
I have found I can get into the safe mode choices menu,M's by
but nothing works, still get the same message.

04-03-2015, 10:53 AM
You could try Paragon boot repair.
Latest version here, havent tried that one.


Or you could do a windows repair install.