System32\hal.dll

  lacker 16:08 23 Jan 03
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  lacker 16:08 23 Jan 03

Can anybody out there help me please.I have just tried to boot my desktop,but am receiving message 'Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.Please reinstall copy of the above file.'
I am running windows XP prof on each of two partitions.Is there an easy fix or am I doomed forever.Where do I reinstall file from,I tried to get my XP installation disk to correct it,to no avail.
Any polite suggestions would be much appreciated.

  AndySD 16:11 23 Jan 03
  lacker 17:10 23 Jan 03

Cheers AndySD

It looked a bit bloody technical to me,but followed instructions slowly and carefully and it now seems to be working.So a very big thank you.

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