Old Dell system

I am trying to fix an old Dell 4300 for an unemployed friend. Of course he has no restore or backup disc. This is what the screen says:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

It may also have IRQ issues, but since I am a rookie, (I can build a system but I can't troubleshoot) I'll try to learn one step at a time.
Thanks
Alan
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  1. Hi: some hints for you here

    Winnt_root\System32\Hal.dll missing or corrupt?

    Please re-install a copy of the above file.


    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314477


    Windows Root> 1SYSTEM 32 \HAL.Dll File Missing or Corrupt?

    http://en.community.dell.com/forums/t/19279800.aspx


    Windows copuld not start because the following file was missing or corrupted

    <windowsroot>\system32\hal.dll?

    http://en.community.dell.com/forums/p/19244467/19379491.aspx


    Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt?

    http://www.techsupportforum.com/hardware-support/hard-drive-support/347388-having-trouble-booting-320-gb-hardrive-after-clone-please-help.html


    Win XP Hal.dll problems winXP?

    http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-xp/win-xp-haldll-problems/1091.html

    best of luck..
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