I had no idea what’s happening with my computer. When I came from work my brother told me that he wanted to watch some movie but he couldn’t boot up my computer properly. So, usually my Windows 7 takes around 10 seconds to boot, this time it took around a minute and in the end BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) appeared. I’ve tried to restore to the last restoration point and I was able to bypass Windows loading screen but then hal.dll is missing error appeared saying that Windows could not start because hal.dll is missing or corrupt.
Just because of one dll file I need to reinstall whole windows? I didn’t want to lose my personal files and photos, so I started to search for fix for hal.dll is missing or corrupt. I’ve searched on various forums and it seems like this error happens since Windows XP. Hal.dll is a system library and since a lot of programs use this library, some of them might override it and damage. To fix hal.dll is missing or corrupt error you just need to download and install hal.dll from here: http://fix4dll.com/hal_dll.
Now, simply copy hal.dll into the C:\Windows\System32\ – this is the path for Windows 7. If you have other version of Windows you might check this page to find the path for system folder. After copying hal.dll into the system folder just reboot your pc and it should boot normally now without hal.dll is missing or corrupt error.