Error mssg while booting up

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  1. mb330ci

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    Error displayed while booting up...windows root>\system 32\hal.dll

    Besides the HD crashing...how can I go about to fix it?

    I've tried to boot with the OS disc and it just scans my system. If it's corrupt files how do I repair it? How do I create a recovery disk?

    The HD in question is a 75G Raptor about 4 months old. My last use of the computer was to watch a dvd and burn a disc; no dl'd files or system changes of any sort. Turned on the next day and bam...no go.

    (yes) I have a purchased Win XP Pro OS I tried to boot with and it didn't 'work'...

    What are the steps I should go about to fix it? TIA
     
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    install windows overtop
    boot with the xp disc, don't do the repair thing on the cd, wait till it asks where to install windows, just point it to your existing installation and let it do it overtop.
    keeps your data and programs, just overwrites the system files.
     
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    Thx. I actually looked for that but the format option was the only choice for some reason. Yes, lost all my files; my error for not 'backing' in a timely manner. :wtc:

    I formatted and it's fine now. :o
     
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    hal problems can sometimes be caused by uninstalling software that mistakenly removes
    registry entries related to this system dynamic link library. Other more rare problems include spyware or
    viruses removing the actual file.
     
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