then burned it to cd as an image, inserted it, and chose to boot from cd rom. It seemed to work, it got past the dmi pool data screen, but then this error came up:
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
And that's where I am now. It said somewhere that this can happen when you try to boot from another device, but I obviously havent got much of a choice just now. Is there any way to access safe mode or recovery or anything before this DMI pool data or hal.dll error hits? All the options I've found so far are F2 and F10. I'd also be open to any small or reasonably sized file I could burn to my boot disk to help with this. I'm running on an ancient backup compuiter with 56 k ATM.
Edited by vajmh, 05 February 2011 - 12:16 AM.