Windows could not start because the file is missing or corrupted

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Hello experts,

I have this error that appears on my desktop at startup and if I click OK my desktop stays with a black image and nothing is loading. I have this error since last night and it worked just fine before that. Can anyone help me to fix this without reinstalling my Windows please? What happened with my PC last night and what caused this error?



Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt.

Windows root system32hal .dll.

Please re-install a copy of the above file.


Answered By 10 points N/A #167175

Windows could not start because the file is missing or corrupted


Well, this type of error occurs due to damage or corrupted or missing of boot.ini files. Or this may also happen due to mishandle of hal.dll files from its intended location or a physically damage in the hard drive. But whatever may be the reason fix the error in following ways.

Fix Hal.dll Errors in Windows 7, 8, and Vista:-

Restart your computer and then try to check the boot sequence in Bios.

Then do a Startup Repair which often fix hal.dll errors occurred by corruption of the hal.dll file by itself.

Test your hard drive and replace the hard drive if necessary.

Update the volume boot code to use ‘BOOTMGR’.

Lastly, Perform a clean install of Windows.

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