Oh man, my computer seems to be completely fried. Apparently, the file <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll is missing or corrupted. In addition, when I pop in the XP install disc, the pc doesn't detect it. Even worse, I don't know or can't access the C: from MS DOS. WHAT THE FREAK! Can anybody out there plz help me? Are the connections messed up, are there commands or an alternative path to access the C: from MS DOS or the recovery console, ARE THERE ANY WHO CAN HELP ME?