I have had problems since deleting files to create space on hard drive of my Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop. I now cannot start windows and get message saying the <"windows root>\system32\hal.dll" file is missing or corrupt. I need to save some files before I re-instal windows. have tried using recovery console but do not have the admin password. I have removed the drive and used an external enclosure but am getting a message that "access is denied" when I attempt to enter my documents. I have tried a Paragon Rescue 9.0 disc but am getting an "Invalid Boot.ini" message. Any suggestions to retrieve my files before I re-instal?