Blitze105, thanks for the advise. I will try the repair install as a last resort. I can not access task manager when Windows try to come up, so I can not see if explorer.exe is causing any problems.
Ok, so I took out the CD and popped in the floppy drive. I created a Windows XP boot disk and when it was booting up, it mentioned the hal.dll file is missing or corrupt. I turned off the PC and pop in the CD-ROM drive and boot into recovery console. I went to C:\Windows and the hal.dll file is there, so I assume it got corrupted. Now, the Windows XP CD does not have the hal.dll file on it. I put the CD on my own computer and found the hal.dll file under Driver.Cab and SP1.cab. I copy the SP1.cab file to a temp folder on the C drive (http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_haldll_missing.htm
), because I want to extract it to copy the hal.dll file to C:\Windows\System32 folder. When I did the Expand command, it said:
'The source file contains multiple files. The -F:filespec option is required to specify which file(s) are to be expanded. -F:* may be used to expand all files'
Well, I tried to use the -F command, but does not work for me. Anyone have any idea how I am suppose to use this command? Or maybe if you know how I can expand the file to copy the hal.dll file to c:\Windows\system32 folder, that would be great too. I will search online to see if I can find out how to do it too. Thanks again.