She somehow did something like create another OS on a old or new partition.
But the main error that had been coming up was the missing/corrupt hal32.dll error.
So I had repaired it a few times by fixing the boot.ini file.
This problem came repeatedly, and one time she brought the fatal error screen. c000021a status 0xc00003 etc. message.
So I did a repair install since there are very important files on that computer.
THIS TIME. she has brought back the blue screen, but I am unsure of how to repair XP with the disc, since after i press <enter> to go into setup, expecting a highlighted box recognizing my OS, i instead get a list that shows existing partitions and unpartitioned space on the computer.
I see things like
-: Partition1 [Unknown]
C: PArtition2 [NTFS]
F: mediadirect blah blah (its a dell)
E: Fat32 one... blah blah
Now I am a big n00b, but know how to follow instructions.
Any help is appreciated. I can't do a clean install since there are things from work etc on there.