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Hi Guys

Dell Dimension 5150 Windows XP Intel Pentium 4

When I switch on my PC I get a message saying:
F1 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.
(should have backward slashes in message, but this not working on laptop)

PC worked fine until I installed windows explorer 8. Can you help please.
 

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Try doing a system file check. Start, Run, type "sfc /scannow" and hit OK. If hal.dll is missing or corrupted, Windows will restore it.
 

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Cannot get to the start menu, when I switch the PC on I get the Dell logo and the option to click F2 of F12, if I don't do anything I get a message saying:
Floppy diskette seek failure
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run setup utility

Pressing F1 gives the original post message

Pressing F2 give the system info

Any other suggestions on how I proceed for here would very much be appreciated.
 

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