Hello, I am looking for some help or advice if anyone can lend it. My computer: 4 year old Inspiron 6000 2gb ram Windows Xp Professional 160gb Seagate HDD About a year ago my computer was afflicted with the white blinking underscore. I re-installed a fresh copy of windows, all my drivers and lost all my files. When this past week the white blinking underscore showed up again I was determined to not fix it if possible. Here is what I did: I entered the recovery console and entered the following string of commands. First I ran ChkDsk and at least 1 error was found. then I ran C:>Attrib -h C:boot.ini C:>Attrib -s C:boot.ini C:>Attrib -r C:boot.ini C:>del boot.ini C:>BOOTCFG /rebuild I titles it Windows XP Professional Under options I put /fastdetect C:>Chkdsk r/f/ C:>FixBoot I tried this three times thinking I screwed up each of the first two....no avail Now my computer shows 3 different windows versions and each one when selected shows the error message for missing hal.dll How can I repair this and revert to having only 1 version of windows?? Any advice is helpful. Point for consideration...my original windows XP Cd has been lost so I have been using a .iso I burned for the repair console.