Old windows xp wont boot?

coltalain - Oct 7, 2011 at 07:00 PM
 coltalain - Oct 8, 2011 at 01:18 AM
I have and old compaq home pc and the sticker says its supposed to running on windows xp home edition but when i turn it on it pulls up this black screen and says its missing this file: <windows root>system32\hal.dll it tells me i need to replace that. what i really need to know is what are my opotions here please help!?

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Anonymous User
Oct 7, 2011 at 11:43 PM
Do you have your OS CD?

Insert your OS CD,press key on bootup,enter the menu

Now follow these steps


If that doesnt work just repair

No I dont have a cd for it is there a way I can get the info and make my own im unemployed right now which I why I have been keeping myself busy trying to fix these things lol