Acer laptop is screwed, HELP!!!!
by musicman7128 - 5/4/13 7:36 PM
ok, so i press the power button on my laptop and it starts to load and a few seconds into it a message pops up that reads "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".........NOW what the heck am i supposed to do? i don't have a disk drive on my lap-top and i've tried the only F buttons that will do anything on start up and none of the restore or other functions will help me out. I am stuck bad and need help. I have XP on my lap-top and a USB port but really unsure what to do, any advice?