Windows XP boot error "Windows\System32\Hal.dll"

Original title : how can i repair windows root>\sytem32\hal.dll problem with out reinstalling windows + losing files + programs ?

 

computer did windows + adobe updates on same day - next day desktop short cuts scatter randomly , can not , do system restore , system info n/a , video's do not play , + on doing safe boot i got the error message ( windows>\system32hal.dll )  

 

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Last updated December 22, 2017 Views 334 Applies to:
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Hi,

·         Do you remember making any recent changes to the computer prior to this issue?

·         Do you have any Windows XP service pack installed on your computer?

·         What exactly happens when trying to perform any task on the computer?

·         What is the exact error?

·         Does the computer boot in Normal mode?

You may follow the steps in the link and check if the issue occurs:

“Error message in Windows XP SP2: “Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt. Windows\System32\Hal.dll””

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945380

Chkdsk disclaimer:

While performing chkdsk on the hard drive if any bad sectors are found on the hard drive when chkdsk tries to repair that sector if any data available on that might be lost

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