After following instructions from other members and since nothing seemed to fix the prob, I decided to reformat the disk and reinstall windows. This happened more or less a month ago. and everything was working great, but a couple of days ago, after turning-off the puter during a thunderstorm for prevention and turning it on the following day, the missing or corrupt HAL.DLL file error reappeared.
Any hints as to what might be causing this? Do I need to reformat and reinstall again?
Any help will be very much appreciated, thanks in advance!