Windows will not boot

  stu1901 18:43 09 Sep 2006

Today i downloaded 'Paragon Partition Manager' to merge the 2 partions of my hard drive of my Acer laptop.
I let it to do its thing for a couple of hours and when i came back there was a black screen with white wriing saying...
'Windows could not restart because the following file is missing or corrupt:
Windows root>\system32\hall.dll
Please re-install a copy of the above file'

I try restarting the laptop but the same thing occurs.
Any help please?
Thank you

  VoG II 18:48 09 Sep 2006

click here may help.

  stu1901 18:58 09 Sep 2006

thanks, but i'm not installing any operating system. im already usiang windows XP. which intructions should i follow?

  VoG II 19:17 09 Sep 2006

Try a repair click here

  stu1901 19:51 09 Sep 2006

Ok well i tried that, got to the 5th window, pressed F8 to confirm and it said It cant find a previously installed version of Windows. This is impossible, i was using it just that day and it has all my files and folders on it!
Im desperate to get it working again.

  rdave13 20:10 09 Sep 2006

Maybe this will help, click here

  Strawballs 20:15 09 Sep 2006
  ed-0 20:23 09 Sep 2006

Isn't that the same link as Rdave13?


I think if you or a friend has a XP machine. I would place your hard drive in as slave and transfer all the data you can't afford to loose. Then have a go at fixing or re-installing windows.

  Strawballs 20:30 09 Sep 2006

So it is sorry must have missed that one.

  stu1901 12:14 14 Sep 2006

Well nothing worked, took it to an IT man and he said the whole drive is blank. Somewhere in the process the contents of my drive was wiped.
ANY ideas ontop how to recover any of my files?

  VoG II 12:18 14 Sep 2006

Try click here run from a different drive (e.g. floppy or pen drive).

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