I am getting the message that Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll. Please reinstall a copy of the above file.
The BIOS is setup to run CD-ROM first and will not autorun either my Win98 or WinXP discs. It doesn't have a built-in floppy disk, just an external (USB) one. I've tried using the Win98 startup disk, and it doesn't want to autorun either. I just want to format the hard drive so I can put either Win98 or WinXP on it again (it doesn't matter to me which copy of Windows I have on it).
Any help would be greatly appreciated.