"brakspear" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> after installing windows XP on my system, while windows 98 was still os, the
> laptop when i start it says:
> "windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
> <Windows root>\system\hal.dll. please re-install a copy of the above file"
> the whole comes up with balck screen, like dos. please let me know where i
> get these file from and how can i install these file to get my laptop running
> again? thank you for you help!