I'm currently having a problem with starting up my computer.
The error comes up as "Windows could not start because of the following file is missing or corrupt: <windows root>\system32\hal.dll. Please reinstall a copy of the the above file." I've tried inserting the Windows XP home edition cd, while the message comes up and pressing enter-but the same message comes up (I'm sure I'm doing something wrong).
If anyone has a solution to fixing this problem, without having to delete all the files saved on my computer (unless it has to be a last resort to fix it), the help would be greatfully appreciated.
I don't know much about computers, explaining step by step would help-like an idiot's guide to computers =D
Thanks in advance,