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Windows Partition Loss Due to Missing System Files

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Are you unable to boot your Microsoft Windows XP SP2 computer? Are the system files from your Windows XP hard drive missing? This behavior of Windows operating system renders your computer unbootable and unresponsive. In such circumstances, you can not access your system or the data stored in the hard drive. It leads to critical data loss situations and calls for FAT Recovery to get your valuable data back.

 

In a practical scenario, you may come across the below error message when you start your Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 computer:

 

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.”

 

After the above error message, boot process is halted. The same issue occurs everytime you reboot the system.

 

Cause

 

You may encounter this problem if any of the below conditions are true:

 

  • The partition or boot record of your Windows computer is bad.

  • Disk corruption or file system corruption has damaged the Hal.dll file, the Ntoskrnl.exe file, or primary boot record of Windows XP.

  • The Ntoskrnl.exe and the Hal.dll files are mismatched.

     

All the above problems lead to data loss and need FAT Data Recovery to get sorted.

 

Resolution

 

The solution of the above problem may vary, depending upon the cause of the problem:

 

  • To fix bad partition or boot record problem, repair boot record using fixmbr command from Microsoft Windows XP Recovery Console. It helps you to write a new boot record on system partition.

  • Start your computer in Microsoft Windows XP Recovery Console and run chkdsk /r command.

  • Boot your computer using Microsoft Windows XP bootable CD and start Recovery Console. Use Bootcfg.exe utility for rebuilding Boot.ini file.

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However, if none of the above methods work, you need to format the hard drive and reinstall Windows XP operating system. Although, it resolves all your problems, it also removes the files, directories, hard drive partitions, and installed applications.

 

To retrieve lost data in such cases, FAT Recovery software come to your rescue. Most of these applications are specifically designed to systematically scan entire Windows hard drive and retrieve lost contents.

 

Stellar Phoenix FAT Data Recovery is an advanced and comprehensive tool to ensure absolute recovery of your valuable data. This software ensures safe and easy FAT partition Recovery owing to its read-only conduct and self-explanatory user interface. It is a non-destructive recovery software that recovers data from FAT32, VFAT, FAT16, and FAT12 file system partitions. The software works well with Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP, and 2000 operating systems.

 

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