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My laptop had been working fine, then the last

My IBM ThinkPad A30 laptop had been working fine, then the last time I tried to boot it I received an error message that said: windows/system32/hal.dll is missing. It wouldn't do anything after that. I tried the Windows XP cd repair....nothing, I tried to reinstall Windows.....nothing, I tried to reformat the hard drive and received an error that it couldn't reformat it. So I went to the c prompt and did a reformat. Reinstalled Windows, of course all my info/drivers are missing. But my main problem is that I can't use the run box to install updates or drivers. All I get when I type in a command is a black box flashing for a second then it takes me back to the desktop. Can anyone help me with this?

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    Are you telling me to reinstall Windows????

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