corrupt files

03/05/2013 09:48 am
I downloaded a web site, started at night, in morning still running. So I paused it. Then the system went 'blank'. No programs or docs in start menu. SO I try to restart computer and I get this message:

<Winnt_root>\System32\Hal.dll missing or corrupt:
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

Before running the project I set the location to save to an external drive. But it still saved on C drive.

Not sure if any of this is connected but this is what happened. Any suggestions on how to fix the corrupt file or why still saving in C drive. My C drive is getting full so I tried redo project on external drive.

Main thing is to get my computer working again though.
Oleg Chernavin
03/05/2013 09:51 am
Can you please tell me how did you set it to download to the external drive? Using the Project Properties dialog?

Offline Explorer still uses your temporary drive on C:\ disk. However it is not filled up - once a file ends downloading, it gets moved to the final destination, nothing should be left there.

There are several articles on how to deal with the HAL.dll issue:

I hope they will help to recover from this situation.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff