Software is Windows XP Professional. The first error message I received was: Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: (Windows root)\system32\hal.dll Please re-install a copy of the above file. I then tried to repair the boot.ini file using bootcfg /rebuild After re-booting, I received the error message: Windows could not start becuaes of a computer disk hardward configuration problem Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware. -I tried running checkdsk also and it said "Volume has one or more unrecoverable problems" Computer is a Dell Dimension 390. Any help would be greatly appreciated!