I'm hoping that someone will be able to help me out. I'm in desperate need to recover my data, and I really do not know where to begin.
This is my old PC (HP Pavilion M7480N media center, Windows XP).
I was restoring my computer to an earlier point, and in middle of the process I accidentally unplugged the computer. When I tried to turn it back on this is what it reads:
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.
Here's also a quick video which I uploaded to youtube.
What, if anything, can I do? What is my next step? I don't have a Windows XP CD. This computer didn't come with it.