missing file in windows XP install

  bigboab y 13:21 27 Sep 06

Bought a 20 gig hard drive on Ebay to upgrade my laptop... It partitions and formats ok ,but during XP install , a message saying "Windows root\system32\hal.dll is missing" appears ... where do I get this file and how do I load it?? Cheers in anticipation..

  bigboab y 13:23 27 Sep 06

Its an IBM Travelstar btw

  VoG II 13:28 27 Sep 06
  ianeon 13:30 27 Sep 06

click here - Here you can download this "dll"

  bigboab y 16:39 27 Sep 06

In exasperation I installed Windows ME ..and it took it no bother... works fine.. but when I tried to upgrade to XP I got the blue screen of death warning about a serious error... I am ending this posting as I think this hard drive is dodgy.. says 20 gig on label but only shows 10.7 on My Computer Ive started a seperate post .. cheers all

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