My WinXP system was acting up so I reboot it, and it failed with the following error:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
I copied the file from another XP system onto a USB stick and booted off the installation CD, selected "R" (recovery console) and copied the file from the stick to the appropriate directory (C:\Windows\system32\hal.dll) and rebooted.
It came back with the same error :-(
Insights would be appreciated. Thanks,