-WHen I start up windows xp home edition right after it shows RAID volumes and such an error message pops up:
WINDOWS couild not start because the following file is corrupt or mising:
<windows root>\system32\hal.dll\Please re-install a copy of the above file
I haven't backed up my computer recently and would like to keep everything on it.
Any suggestions? So far ive tried to repair boot.ini and that didnt work
I also tried to restore Hal.dll from a disk and i was told by nearly every site to enter this into the recovery console:
expand d:\i386\hal.dl_ c:\windows\system32\hal.dll
but then I got another message saying access was denied even though it gave me no chance to enter in a password and the admin account is also un-passworded.
SOOOOOOOOOOOOO any idears?