I cannot start my computer because I get the error message - Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll. Please re-install a copy of the above file.
This came up after the power went off and I tried to restart my computer.
I have tried using a windows xp disk to use the recovery console to repair it, but when I get to options for which windows installation I want to log onto the only options I have are 1: H:\MiniNT and 2: H:\I386. I get no where trying to list or rebuild with the bootcfg command.
Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Or does this mean the hard drive crashed. I noticed when looking for instructions on how to use the recovery console the normal options are 1: C:\Windows and 2: J:\Windows.
Any suggestions are appreciated.