Please try reinstalling the file
I tured of my computer and took out the ram and left the original in it. Got the same screen. tried safe mode, last known good config, and start normally.
I didn't get the error saying system32/hal.dll was corrupt or missing all the time though.
Well I havn't gotten that error for the last couple times i tried to boot I don't know what else to try. I have the restore disk but i really dont want to reformat since i have a bunch of stuff on my computer. what should i do?