My Dell 4600 went to a blue screen message that said Windows had to shut down. A restart attempt said (after awhile) Invalid Boot-ini file. Booting from C:\windows\ - long pause with blank screen. Windows then attempts to start and then goes to blank screen again. When I do a control, alt, delete I get the message that says windows cannot start because file is missing or corrupt - Windows Root\system32\hal.dll.
Any suggestions? If I could even get Windows running for a short time I could use the diagnostic disk that came with the computer.
We have some data on the computer that we really need. Hope someone can help me.