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I was playing a game that froze and also changed my screen resolution. When I started my laptop back up, the screen would go black after the OS loaded. I tried to do a sys recovery but it froze and when i restarted my laptop a got the "<windows root>\system32\hal.dll is corrupt, please re-istall it" message. All of the sites i've tried told me to do something with the Windows XP disks. i dont have them, but i do have the HP System Recovery DVDs. They dont give me an option to repair anything like this site says to do - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314477 I really need to know how to fix this problem asap.
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Quick question,

Can you go on Safe Mode?
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no it wont let me
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OK.

What exactly can you do on the HP Recovery DVDs?

You say you have a HP...

When you boot up your computer, is there an option for "System Recovery?" I think you have to press F11 or something around that area.
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the HP disks just wipe the hard drive, format it, and re-instal the OS.

yeah there is an option for system recovery
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OK. Good.

Go to System Recovery and let it load.

Then, do a Standard System Recovery. This will reinstall the Windows XP files, but leave all of your files and programs.

This is your best option, but it has a risk. I remember one time I did this and something happened and then my computer wouldnt boot. It said:

NTLDR is Compressed
Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to Restart

This happened all the time when I booted my computer, so I had to a Destructive System Recovery. This will COMPLETELY reinstall Windows XP. I highly recommend you backup all your files to a CD or USB Flash Drive. In case

NTLDR is Compressed
Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to Restart

happens, do a Destructive System Recovery. So remember, backup all your files and good luck.

Best Regards,

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thank you. the recovery is running now
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OK, keep me updated.
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The recovery worked. i am now going through the initial setup
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Ok, glad to here its going good for you.
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okay everything seems to be working fine now. all i need to do is upload my files from my external hard drive and ill be set.

Thank you!
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Glad to be at service.

Enjoy your stay at Geeks to Go!
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