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Old January 22nd, 2017, 06:58 AM
Dee Kay Dee Kay is offline
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Join Date: Jan 2017
O/S: Windows Vista 32-bit
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Post XP professional problem

When I turn on my computer, it boots up & comes on with a black screen with,

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll. <Winnt_root>\System32\Hal.dll missing or corrupt:
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

I do not have an XP disk of any kind and tried to get one from bootdisk over a week ago and still haven't got my URL for me to download yet.
Any suggestions without cleaning out my hard drive?

Have pictures, programs, and documents that can not be replaced.
Thanks for any help!
Dee K