Need help bad (please help me)
Ok heres the deal. I just went out & bought a barebone system from the pc show. It included a case, mobo, cpu & video card. I already had the hd, dvdrw & the ram. So anyway i went home & pluged in the hd, dvdrw & ram but ran into some major problems. When i went to boot up my system i got this message saying - (btw I already have a OS on my hd)
Windows could not start because of the followiing file is missing or corrupt.
<Windows Root> /System32/hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file.
Or Windows couldnt not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Please check the windows doucumention about the hardware discj configuration and your hardware reference manuals for the additional information.
So somebody told me to just run my winxp disc & click on repair option so that it can replace the file so i did just that. Now i ran into another problem. When i try to run my xp disc to either repair or re-install i get another error message saying this -
A problem has been detected and windows has been shutdown to prevent damage to your compute.
If this is the first time you;ve seen this stop error screen,restart your computer.If this sreen appears again follow these steps -
Check to make sure any new hardware or software is proberly installed. If this is a new installion,ask your hardware or software manufactor for any windows update you might need.
If problems contunue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software, Disable bios memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safemod to remove or disable components, restart your computer, pree f8 to select advanced startup options, and then select safemod.
Heres the parts i got in my system -
AMD Seporm 2500
2x256 Micron PC2100 DDR
WD 80GB HD
NEC 3500 DVD Burner
ATI Readon 9250