1. Booting from this CD on another PC to see if the CD is fine.
2. Replace the CD-drive if #1 succeeds.
I have the Missing or corrupted File
<Root Window >\system32\hal.dll
Please copy the missing file
Message and I am trying to repair this with the Windows XP Pro disk. I can not enter safe mode and have the settings to boot from CD first. I have the Windows XP cd in the drive and start up the computer. It goes through the normal start up then shows Press any key to boot from CD. I hit keys and nothing happens. It acts if I didnt hit any keys at all and continues to try to boot windows which comes up with the hal.dll error message.