The system was so clogged with viruses that I have no other option but to reinstall.
This is an HP a524x with a recovery partition. So the partition is listed as C: and I really want to avoid rewriting as I have no HP app CD.
I don't even know if that will help in the end as I am installing a Home Edition OEM I have on hand in hopes that their CD Key will pass. So if anyone knows whether or not keeping the partition is even necessary let me know, the problem will probably be fixed at that point Im guessing.
There should be no reason hal.dll is missing or corrupt, but I assume that since Windows is installed on D: that this is causing a problem.
The OS has installed textually to the point of reboot and now is ready to start GUI loading, but there is no hal.dll file.
Is there a way to change this and point the PC to D: as the main drive without having windows fully installed?
Thank You in advance.
Edited by NiQue Safani, 03 November 2009 - 03:20 AM.