daughter turned off comp w/o shutting down. Next day get hal.dll missing error.
Comp was installed with 2 partitions, a system restore partition (D and windows (c.
Per advice from other forums, I went into XP Recovery Console ® and started to go through the process. However, I only had 1 choice of installation to select: C:/Minint. C:\windows was not an option. Since I was not really sure what Minint was and because I could not see any of my Windows folders, I decided not to do anything in Recovery Console.
I loaded UCBD and i was able to see 2 partitions on my 80GB drive a 3.9GB partition NTSF and 74.1GB unallocated partition (which used to be my windows folders).
Now I've been messing around with a bunch of different programs on UCBD and Hiren's Boot Disk, but I'm not able to see any of my Windows folders.
At this point I've gone from a Repair mindset to a Recover Data mindset. I just want to get c:\windows back and get my data.
on top of that, hal.dll error is gone but replaced with NTLDR missing error. I've not been able to fix that either.