my HP Omnibook Xe3 won't boot into anything, saying the hal.dll is missing or corrupt and needs re-installing. I've read previous threads and entered the Recovery Console (using an XP Pro CD from another of my PC's) and tried the recommended :- expand d:\i386\hal.dll c:\windows\system32\hal.dll command but get:- The system cannot find the file or directory specified. The above command seems to vary a bit in different articles, so I'm not sure if I'm using the right command with the right spaces etc. Suggestions would be much appraciated.
P.S. any idea why my "view your postings" is disabled?
BB - tried that, unzipped it using XP's unzip tool, then tried:- copy a:\hal.dll c:\windows\system32 and it said "the system cannot find the file specified". also tried copy a:\hal etc. and it said " COPY does not support wildcards or directory copies"