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Windows Crash need help backing up hard drive

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My windows will not boot. All I get is "Missing or corrupted files <windows root>\system32\hal.dll
So I booted with Slax Linux OS and I can see my hard drive data is still there

If I reinstall Windows will it keep all my data (files, folders, application etc.)? And if so, how can I find a XP OS download? I don't have the CD anymore

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XP OS download is not available legally
If you can borrow one from someone but it must be the same as what you installed... Home, Media or Pro
You can then do a Repair Installation which will keep your data intact and only repair the corrupted files.
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