How to Fix hal.dll errors in Windows 7

DLL file is abbreviated as Dynamic link library, it is kind of file which holds certain instructions that can be used by other programs to perform some useful functions. In this way multiple programs can make use of this single file to accomplish their work. In the same way hal.dll is very important system file which is used by Windows 7 operating system.

Sometimes you may come across a situation where you may not be able to start up your computer due to hal.dll error. What may be the problem associated with hal.dll file? It is obvious that it may have been corrupted, moved from its actual location or deleted by some intruders.

There are several ways that a missing or corrupted hal.dll file error may get encountered in Windows 7 systems, the commonly occurred error messages are as listed below.

  • "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

               <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.

                Please re-install a copy of the above file."

  • "<Winnt_root>\System32\Hal.dll missing or corrupt:

                 Please re-install a copy of the above file."

  • "Cannot find \Windows\System32\hal.dll"
  •  "Cannot find hal.dll"

This article will provide you about some basic troubleshooting techniques that might help you fix these hall.dll errors, below mentioned are the one, just read on:

  • Use “Startup Repair” option which can be obtained by inserting Windows 7 installation disk. This tool will fix hal.dll issues caused by damage of hal.dll file by itself depending on the situation.
  • Clean installation of Windows 7 will surely solve the issue but the thing is it takes more time to perform. If you have made a firm decision that I will perform no matter how much time it takes then prior to performing it take a backup of your necessary files.
  • Many a times you may land up in downloading a hal.dll file from internet, assuming that just by replacing the file with the corrupted file can solve the issue. But it is not a good idea and sometimes you may have to land up in big trouble. What if you have replaced it with the actual file? Then remove it and try to employ some other standard troubleshooting techniques.
  • In case you are sure that hal.dll error was encountered by modification in registry or by other system configuration then a system restore can solve the problem.
  • If you have installed an anti-virus then run a full system scan, because some time hostile program can pretend to be as dll file error.
  • Update your Windows and driver with recent updates
  • If you are sure that you have deleted the hal.dll file then make use of good file recovery software to restore it back. In most of the errors the major cause is a user deleting the file without any realization. In such case you can make use of trusted file recovery program which can easily recover lost files on Windows 7 and other Windows OS versions, one such program is Remo Recover (Windows) which can perform a safest recovery.

NOTE: You may enter into Safe Mode to perform any of the troubleshooting if you have been denied access to enter in normal mode due to hal.dll error.

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