Windows cannot start, missing file. HELP!

  LIVING_ON_BORROWED_TIME 16:01 12 Dec 04
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Hi

A friend of my is having problems with his pc.

He gets the message "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: Windows root>\System32\Hal.DLL. Please reinstall a copy of the above file."

When it starts up then restarts when you press any key.

Can anyone suggest what the problem is and what need to be done?

Thanks in advance.

  VoG II 16:04 12 Dec 04

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