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Offline DR M

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CANNOT ACTIVATE XP AFTER WINDOWS REPAIR
« on: November 16, 2011, 03:27:01 PM »
Hi, All.

I formated my computer, after a virus infection, and all went fine, until I made a restart and a message appeared that hall.dll file was missing or corrupted, and Windows could not start. I follow some steps to fix the problem, and finally I made a Windows repair installation. Since then, I cannot run the Windows activation wizard. Nothing happens when I click on the keys... I have made all the updates again, but the problem is still there. Can anybody help me?
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Re: CANNOT ACTIVATE XP AFTER WINDOWS REPAIR
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2011, 04:31:43 PM »
The problem is solved.

I uninstall Internet Explorer 8 and all its updates and I reinstalled it in safe mode. After reboot the activation wizard ran, and so I activated Windows.

My question now is what is hall.dll and why it cause me all these problems after format? Is it something wrong with the hard disk? Is there a possibility to happen again?

Thank you in advance!
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Re: CANNOT ACTIVATE XP AFTER WINDOWS REPAIR
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2011, 05:26:28 PM »
Information about hall.dll and associated problems is discussed here:  Windows XP Setup - Missing HAL.DLL


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