This morning, a family member selected recovery console from the boot-up selection list and somehow started recovering things. I rushed upstairs and immediatley turned off the computer. I booted-up the computer, and it asked me something along the lines of delete recovery data and proceed to the boot-up menu. I selected that and it told me Hal.dll was missing. So I went in search of a solution, so I went into the repair area of the start-up disc and entered the following commands:
Attrib -H -R -S C:\Boot.ini
(Enter Load Indentifer: Fixboot)
(Enter OS Load Options: (/fastdetect))
I followed through with all that, then restarted the comp. Now it tells me something along the lines of it can't load the need kernel files or something. Any help will be greatly appreciated, I really don't want to reformat the harddrive. I'll be gone for a few hours, so I won't be able to respond immediatley to any posts.