Posted 23 March 2009 - 10:06 AM
I have an Acer Aspire 5672 WLMi notebook. My original problem was that the keyboard and mouse was getting stuck every time XP reached the welcome screen. However both of them worked fine in safe mode and safemode with networking. This happened every time I started windows and so was not able to use my notebook.
I tried restoring windows and device drivers but the problem still persists(I used the restore CD's that I created, the first time I used the laptop).
Now, since I've started the windows reinstallation, I cannot even complete the installation(post installation setup) cause again the mouse and Keyboard freeze every time windows starts setting up my computer name, preferences, etc.
I tried using the restore CD the second time, and this time it just used CD # 1 from the restore set and on self rebooting gives me an error '<windows root>\system32\hal.dll is missing or corrupt. Please re-install a copy of the above file'. I now get this message every time and am stuck there...
I don't have a Windows XP CD and only have the Restore CDs that I created the first time I used my notebook.
Configuration: Windows XP
Internet Explorer 7.0