Well, I'm pretty annoyed and pissed off right now.
Last night, automatic updates informed me of some updates, so I let it go.
Before I went to sleep, it said the updates were finished, please restart.
I turned it off instead.
Today, I turned on my laptop..
First, it flashes something about Boot.ini (which, after reading many articles, I believe says it's invalid.).
Then, it says -something- Hal.dll is missing, please re-install. (Meaning I cannot boot Safe Mode, nothing.)
Well, I've tried almost every single thing people have suggested.
Also, I have an OEM Windows XP Home Edition disk that cannot do the Repair Installation (which I think would probably help me..).
I'm kinda desperate to fix this laptop. I know there aren't any hardware issues because I completed the diagnostics test (F12[bootmenu]>Diagnostics) and went over the rest, 100%.
Well, thanks in advance for any help you can give me.