OK, so whats going on....
Might as well tell the hole story so you know whats up.
First what caused the problem. My friend and I were drinking (yea any story that starts this way is usually not good) one night and i had my laptop sitting on the ground with us because i had my girlfriend from Michigan (im from IL but she will be moving back soon...) on webcam hanging with us....long story short, i spilled a drink on the keyboard...
Now, what currently is going on is that I have tried to boot the computer a few times and it went through it standard checks and actually booted up to the log in screen a few times, however, at this current moment will no longer do that.
I currently am getting a error that reads that im missing a file: <WindowsRoot>\System32\hal.dll
Now i have read a few other threads that had this error in it and have seen that theres a way to replace this however, i do not have a reinstall CD with me as this is a work computer.... <-- Yea the other s.h.i.t.t.y part.
Lastly, the one other thing that i have found out is that i no longer have a working keyboard on the laptop so im hoping that purchasing a new "part" will fix this problem as i can still plug in a USB keyboard and mouse and they work.
SO: what im looking for is some massive help to cover my a.s.s. on this. Any input would be helpful as to where/how i can burn this to a CD maybe? or figure some way out of this.
I live around the Elgin, IL area so if someones willing to help out let me know.