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Corrupt windows file and can't boot up

Hi, my girlfriend used facebook on my ibm thinkpad t-40 2374-75u. after she shut off the computer, i tried to boot it up the next day but got a message at startup: "file is missing or corruptsystem32HAL.DLL". i can't boot from the windows CD either and when i try it says it can't find windows. same problem in safe mode. i want to at least retrieve the data on the hard drive. any good ideas for me??? help!!!!

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