start up problems

  Adz1310 17:00 13 May 2005
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HELP ME!!
My laptop seems to have crashed and I dont know why. Windows won't load because of the following, and I cant find my boot disk.

" INVALID BOOT.INI FILE
Booting from C:/windows/

Then the next screen says

Windows could not start because the following file is missong or corrupt.
windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file"

Can anyone help??

  Diodorus Siculus 17:11 13 May 2005

Windows XP Setup - Missing HAL.DLL
click here

  woodchip 17:23 13 May 2005

XP boot disc from click here You can fix the Boot.ini with them

  Adz1310 19:02 13 May 2005

thanks........but need a cd-rom boot, as have got no disk drive only cd-rom! can anyone tell me step by step how to resolve this problem. really struggling!

  Adz1310 23:16 13 May 2005

no1 else any suggestions?

  woodchip 23:56 13 May 2005

You can buy a USB floppy drive, I had to get one for my Laptop I payed about £14 in all

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