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File Missing or Corrupt system32\hal.dll

I have this error and computer doesn't boot, I tried repair option and at the command pront I typed copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\ but said "the path or file specified is not valid" I have some important information in my HD that I would like to save. computers doesn't show any error last days and yesterday just appeared this error and I can't access any more.
Can you please help me?

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Ok, that means the file boot.ini is not pointing at the right partition to boot. Make sure that in the boot.ini, in parentheses is the correct number, which is always one below the actual number!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean, partition number one has the number 0 for Windows.

If you can't boot from that disk, maybe you can put it in a computer, as a slave disk. I had the same problem because I installed Linux in another partition and Windows didn't like it.

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