Anyone with Windows XP, is there an update in WU list that causes a crash and doesn’t make the computer work anymore? After I shut-down my computer, and rebooted, I was bought to a black screen claiming that hal.dll (I believe) was missing, and this .dll is for the drive of the computer. I don’t know if got fucked up due to an update from Window Updates or if my drive is faulty.
I had to use system restore so I could get my computer working again and the last thing I remember was that I updated the usual stuff by Windows Updates.
Happened to my Dad on Vista a few days ago, although nothing about Hal.dll ever came up. Faulty Windows Update and a non-bootable OS were the problems, though.
Yes happened to me on vista about a month ago. Had to system restore to fix. Nothing about that dll either but the screen would hang at ‘configuring updates 1 of 3’ forever. No way out of it but to system restore. I haven’t installed windows updates since _…
I know about hal.dll I went do delete crap on my D drive using my command prompt to make it faster (del . /q /s) but I forgot to switch to D, so the prompt was still in system32 when it started to mass delete, needless to say, I needed to reinstall windows O.o (said same thing about Hal.dll apon boot attempt)
hal.dll happened to me when I had XP. I just recently got Windows 7 Ultimate. Best choice I ever made. ;] Well I can’t be certain about that, still a good choice!
HARDWARE ABSTRACTION LAYER
HATE AND LOATHING
I’ve always had hal.dll and still do. My XP after using Windows Update made it remove itself. I started to believe there was an update on the list that was meant for Vista.
Regardless, Microsoft claims it wasn’t their fault for the “black screen of death”
When do they ever own up?
Btw search is broken, did a search for ‘hal’ and it gave back nothing.