So i turned on my computer (Win XP PRo SP2) and i got the missing or corrupt hal.dll. So i spent hours researching it and attempted everything*** in the windows recovery consol. I have received errors such as:
"Failed to successfully scan disks for Windows installations. This error may be caused by a corrupt file system, which would prevent Bootcfg from successfully scanning."
"access denied" for an attemted copy.
***Everything consists of bootcfg, chkdsk, del boot.ini, copy hal.dll and so on. Also, when attempting to do a repair (not in the recovery consol) i get an error saying that i must format because the partition is corrupt.
I am at a loss, and i am assuming im going to have to format my hd but if ANYONE has ANY suggestions or things i can attempt first that would be wonderful!!!