Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
Please re-install a copy of the above file.
I've tried the F8 method during boot up, but nothing works to load the Windows. She also told my wife & I that she had Windows 98, but during the boot process and trying to load the last known configuration, it only displays Windows XP Home Edition. So I'll assume she has what it displays.
I have a few versions of Windows, but none of them are an XP Home. I have:
3 XP Pro's
would any of those discs, work? or
Would this work:
I download or find the file needed, then attach attach it as a slave to my computer, copy the hal.dll file to the directory, then hook hers back up and try to load Windows? hmmmmm? (thinking out loud)
I'm open for suggestions.....
Oh... and in case you're wondering, she sent her 17 year old newphew back to Atlanta, GA a few days ago
Thanks in advance for all your help!.
I tried this command in the Recovery section with one of my XP Pro cd's in the drive.:
expand d:\i386\hal.dl_ c:\windows\system32\hal.dll
but I get an Access Denied message. Is that because she has a password on her computer?
Edited by Walkman, 07 March 2007 - 08:42 PM.