Cannot load XP



Ging430811129
07-10-2005, 02:20 AM
We were having a lot of spyware all of a sudden yesterday so we decided to
restore the computer back to Saturday because the spyware remover we used
didn't seem to work. Once we rebooted the computer we keep getting the
message the the root Windows\System32\hal.dll file is missing or corrupt. We
hit F8, but every option we select brings us back to the same screen. We
tried inserting the XP disk and nothing happens even when we restart. I don't
know if it matters that we are using the XP and not the XP professional disk
(which is what is on the computer .... we had one computer with xp and one
with xp professional and we seem to have misplaced the xp professional disk).
I am trying desperately not to lose my files. Please help if you can, I am
stressing out over here.

Will Denny
07-10-2005, 02:20 AM
Hi

Please try the following link to Kelly's web page:

"HAL - Hardware Abstraction Layer"
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_h.htm

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Will Denny
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
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"Ging430811129" <Ging430811129@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0C0C6E8E-9E3D-4CDA-B501-A09AAC6F28C3@microsoft.com...
> We were having a lot of spyware all of a sudden yesterday so we decided to
> restore the computer back to Saturday because the spyware remover we used
> didn't seem to work. Once we rebooted the computer we keep getting the
> message the the root Windows\System32\hal.dll file is missing or corrupt.
> We
> hit F8, but every option we select brings us back to the same screen. We
> tried inserting the XP disk and nothing happens even when we restart. I
> don't
> know if it matters that we are using the XP and not the XP professional
> disk
> (which is what is on the computer .... we had one computer with xp and one
> with xp professional and we seem to have misplaced the xp professional
> disk).
> I am trying desperately not to lose my files. Please help if you can, I am
> stressing out over here.


Cannot load XP