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    Getting error as “Hall.dll file missing” when I connect SATA drive in my Windows XP PC

    I just bought a 500GB SATA Drive with IDE conversion and connected to my Windows XP PC but right after connecting it am getting the error message as hall.dll file is missing and it doesn’t boot at all but after removing the SATA drive it just works fine. What might be the issue? Anyway to fix this problem?

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    Aniruddha Array
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    Jul 2012

    Re: Getting error as “Hall.dll file missing” when I connect SATA drive in my Windows XP PC


    Causes of the "missing or corrupt hal.dll" error include, a damaged hal.dll file that has been deleted or moved from its intended location.
    Additional causes may include a damaged or missing boot.ini file or possibly a physically damaged hard drive..
    Restart the PC. The hal.dll error could be a fluke.

    1. You might see the hal.dll error if the boot order in BIOS is first looking at a hard drive other than your main hard drive.
      If you've recently changed your boot order or recently flashed your BIOS, this may be what's causing your problem.
    2. Repairing boot.ini file will work if the cause of the problem is actually Windows XP's boot.ini file and not the hal.dll file,
    3. If repairing the boot.ini corrects the hal.dll problem but the it reappears after a reboot and you've recently installed Internet Explorer 8 in Windows XP, uninstall IE8.here IE8 could be the root cause of your hal.dll problem.
    4. If the Partition boot sector has become corrupt or isn't properly configured, you may receive the hal.dll error.
    5. If the physical part of your hard drive that stores any part of the hal.dll file has been damaged, you're likely to see errors like this.
    6. find if the hal.dll file is the tru cause of the problem, restoring it from the original Windows XP CD may work.
    7. Installation should replace any missing or corrupt files. Continue troubleshooting if this does not resolve the issue.
    8. A fresh installation will completely remove Windows XP from your PC and install it again from scratch.

      All data must be backed up and then later restored.
    9. If all else has failed, including the clean installation from the last step, you're most likely your hard drive`s damaged.

      If the drive fails any of tests, replace hard drive and then complete Reinstallation of win XP.
    Try those and feel fine.

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