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Old March 3rd, 2017, 05:54 PM
Appzalien Appzalien is offline
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Try this fix first:
Fix #4: Use Startup Repair to attempt HAL replacement.

The Langa Letter non-destructive reinstall will replace all your system files with the ones on the disk you use. Even if the iso or disk you acquire is SP3, you will have around 200 critical updates to re-download. The good part about doing this is you end up with the equivalent of a fresh install and your system may be more responsive than it was before the reinstall.
If by chance you do not use this PC online (XP is out of date and not secure online these days) you don't have to worry about the critical updates as much as you would if you were using it to browse the net. But I would recommend at least SP1 or SP2 since they fix issues with the system as well as critical flaws..

Last edited by Appzalien; March 3rd, 2017 at 05:58 PM.