I am in need of restoring windows xp on a old computer i have. The PC didn't come with a reinstallation disc, so i created one from a iso file and used wintoflash to make a usb. After running the first stages of the installation i came up with the hal.dll is missing or corrupt error. My bio set to default and i tinkered with the boot.init and just couldnt get it to work still which brings me to believe that the file is corrupt. So i made a hiren boot cd and ran the windows recovery console on it and i can't used the command expand d:\i386\hal.dl_ i get bad file or command error. I can use mini xp to do some basic things on windows xp but i cannot boot without using some kind of external drive. My goal is to fix the hal.dll error or interms repair install windows xp pro back onto my vostro 200. thanks for your help.