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Q: Upgrade from Windows 98 to XP Pro ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Upgrade from Windows 98 to XP Pro
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: 1arsenalfc-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 28 Jun 2006 06:20 PDT
Expires: 28 Jul 2006 06:20 PDT
Question ID: 741703
I am currently running on windows 98 and am trying to upgrade to XP
Pro. During the upgrade I get the following message:

"File missing or corrupt 
<Windows Root>\system 32\hal.dll.
Please reinstall a copy of the above file"

I've checked the web for possible solutions and found that the
Boot.ini file may need editing. I do not know how to do this or
whether this is the answer to my problem.

Can anyone help please.

Request for Question Clarification by hummer-ga on 28 Jun 2006 06:54 PDT
Hi 1arsenalfc,

Follow the instructions at this link and let us know how you make out.

Error Message: 
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.

Good luck!
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Upgrade from Windows 98 to XP Pro
From: delcara-ga on 29 Jun 2006 03:07 PDT
In my experience, it would be a bad idea to upgrade 98 to XP - a clean
install would be best. If at all possible, do that, otherwise you'll
get errors like these forever.

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