Complete Windows crash after installing XP update

  fzappa 18:17 13 Nov 2004

Hi-my problem is that after installing an XP update my pc has completely crashed. On startup I just get a black screen with the message 'Windows couldn't start because file windows root>\system32\hal.dll is corrupt or missing'
I can't restart in safe mode or use any similar options (also I have no boot disc). Any help would be gratefully received since I have no idea what to do.

  PSF 19:22 13 Nov 2004

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I think you have to re-install xp again. If you have the XP cd you could try using the repair option first. XP will boot from the install cd.

If you do not have a copy of XP you could borrow one and use your licence number when you install again. The cd's are the same it is the Licence you have paid for that is important, do not use someone else's number it will not work when you try to activate XP. It is one number per pc only.

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