When I turn it on, it goes to a black screen that says:
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll"
I followed the steps to repair XP. However, I do not get an option to repair Windows. I can choose between drives and partitions, and I can install Windows. If I hit Enter to install Windows, I get a message that says:
"The partition is either too full, damaged, not formatted, or formatted with an incompatible file system. To continue installing Windows, Setup must format this partition. CAUTION: Formatting will delete any files on the partition."
So I have two questions:
1. Is there way to repair/install XP without losing my files, specifically Word documents and pictures?
2. Is there a way to move my files to a flash drive/external harddrive/another computer if I can't repair XP?