Whats the make/model of the system?
Please clarify a little more. Are you saying that Windows will not load with the hal.dll error or are you saying that the system will not turn on.
The fix for the hal.dll issue is this.
Make sure that you habe the BIOS set to boot from CD first.
Boot from your CD and follow the directions to start Recovery Console.
Then type the following hitting ENTER after each line
Attrib -H -R -S C:\Boot.ini
Its a old compaq ..
windows will not load..
It hangs on the startup screen that says 'windows xp is starting up' with blue lines running left to right// → then it just stop.
I dont have a real XP BOOT DISK..
a boot disk I created does not help...It boots from the CD then stops and gives me that hal.dll error. I cannot get to the recovery console..!
So im STUCK....
I'll read links above BUT think I just need a good copy of a GOOD BOOT CD..
are there any online....?
I have alot on that computer I need to get to..!!