Hey guys, a bud of mine has a missing .dll file when he boots up his computer. The error message we get is:
The thing is when we put in the XP Pro cd and try to boot from it, it will say booting from cd.... but then it goes back to that error missing .dll file. Any suggestions before formating the sucker??
Anybody know what causes these various missing .dll files? I have ran across them myself and Im sure others have too.
well base from experience this might have been caused by a malicious code...my box suffered the same thing...it is always looking for the hal.dll...the thing is even when the specific dll is copied to the system folder still you would realize that it would not work and would still prompt to the missing dll screen. upon my investigation to this problem, i have found out that somehow my system produced a new windows system folder with all the files that seem legitimate and this is where the system tries to boot from discarding your true system folder. i troubleshooted it by making my harmed HDD as a slave to a working one and deleted the system folder impostor..
by the way, be sure to make a backup of all your important files..you may be required to do a reformat... :cry: