HELP! WinXP won't boot from CD or HDD



Brad Schmitz
07-10-2005, 12:30 AM
I made the big mistake. I opened an unexpected e-mail with pics from a
friend. Long time no hear from friend, sending new pics of family--LOL.
A blue screen flashed by and my machine rebooted :( A message came up
saying a error occurred and I should boot to my operating system CD and do a
repair (r).
When I try to boot to my "operating system CD" from HP I get the following
message:

"Line 18374 of the INF file \i386\txtsetup.sif is invalid"
Setup cannot continue
Press any key to exit

If it tries to boot from the HDD I get this message:

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll
Please re-install a copy of the above file"

How do I fix this if I can't boot to my CD with my operating system on it??
HP pavillion AMD Athlon64 WinXP SP2 512ram

Brad

Brad Schmitz
07-10-2005, 12:30 AM
Update: forgot to mention I've tried other XP op system CDs, even a retail
upgrade disc.
Brad


"Brad Schmitz" <justme@gotme.com> wrote in message
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> I made the big mistake. I opened an unexpected e-mail with pics from a
> friend. Long time no hear from friend, sending new pics of family--LOL.
> A blue screen flashed by and my machine rebooted :( A message came up
> saying a error occurred and I should boot to my operating system CD and do
a
> repair (r).
> When I try to boot to my "operating system CD" from HP I get the following
> message:
>
> "Line 18374 of the INF file \i386\txtsetup.sif is invalid"
> Setup cannot continue
> Press any key to exit
>
> If it tries to boot from the HDD I get this message:
>
> "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
> <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll
> Please re-install a copy of the above file"
>
> How do I fix this if I can't boot to my CD with my operating system on
it??
> HP pavillion AMD Athlon64 WinXP SP2 512ram
>
> Brad
>
>
>


HELP! WinXP won't boot from CD or HDD