Please re-install a copy of the above file.
- The Default value in the [Boot Loader] section of the Boot.ini file is missing or invalid.
- Windows NT is not installed in the location specified in the Boot.ini file.
- For Microsoft Windows 2000, the Hal.dll file can be corrupted or missing.
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Method OneStart the operating system with a bootable disk. After you start the operating system, edit the Default entry in Boot.ini and ensure that the other entries in the [Operating Systems] section point to the appropriate directories.
Method TwoUse the repair process to correct inconsistencies in the Boot.ini file. To do so, follow these steps:
- Start your computer using the three Windows NT Setup diskettes. When prompted, type R to begin the repair process.
- Insert the Emergency Repair Disk (ERD) in the floppy drive when you are prompted.
- When prompted, enable only the Inspect Startup Environment option to correct inconsistencies in the Boot.ini file.
- Follow the instructions on your screen to complete the repair process.
Method ThreeIf you determine the system partition is larger than 7.8 GB, Windows NT has been setup in an unsupported configuration, and the drive will need to be repartitioned to a size less than 7.8 GB.
Method Four (Windows 2000)To fix a corrupted Hal.dll file, restore the Hal.dll file from a backup to the %windir%\sytem32\ folder.
For additional information about how to fix a corrupted Hal.dll file, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
For additional information about the Boot.ini file, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Article ID: 124550 - Last Review: Sep 11, 2011 - Revision: 1