I have a major problem:
I have a sick PC, which has lots of data/software on it which I really prefer not to lose. The PC gives "missing/corrupt hal.dll" messages on boot and will no longer actually 'do' anything.
P4 2.3Mhz Intel
WinXP Pro (missing install disks and no recovery disks)
CD-ROM, CD-RW, Floppy
Seagate 80Gb HD
I have another PC (thank heavens), and I have tried hooking up the 'sick' HD to it as a slave, but then during booting (at the point where you get the Win2000 bootscreen) it jumps to the infamous 'blue screen of death'....
Spec 2nd PC:
P3 600Mhz Intel
Seagate 20Gb HD
Now what I would really like is:
To retrieve ALL my data/software from my 'sick' HD and continue using WinXP Pro.
What I'm willing to settle for is:
Losing ALL my data from 'sick' HD and starting all over again with Win2000 on it.
I DO NOT have a any WinXP CD ROMs
I DO have a Win200 install CD
I CAN download stuff and burn CDs if necessary
Can anyone please help me?