I restart my computer and right after the initial bootscreen, I get this message:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
Please reinstall a copy of the above file.
I tried rebooting in safe mode with no luck. I tried rebooting from my reinstallation cd to see if I could boot from the disk and repair from there. But it kicks me back out every time and sends me the same error.
WHAT HAVE I DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have but myself to blame
UPDATE: I've got it to boot from the CD, I'll update if there is one. Thanks
UPDATE AGAIN! Ok so I found in another forum where you can use your installation cd to use the expand function at the dos prompt and take the hal.dll file found on the install cd and copy it to the correct directory on the hard drive. I triied that and it told me it was unable to create file hal.dll 0 files expanded. WHAT NOW!!
Whats weird is when I was trying the expand function, I accidently didn't type the system32 folder in the string.....and it worked. So the hal.dll file is now in the windows folder, but needs to be in the windows/system32 folder. Is there a way to move the dll?
Edited by jlajla24, 13 June 2005 - 08:53 PM.