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Computer wont boot up at all.

My sister-inlaw has an older computer (Gateway 2000 manufactured 10-28-97) someone installed windows xp home edition ( I think not licensed) she does not have any CD's to reinstall or bootup.
The computer wont boot at all and I can not get in to fix the problem.
Error is Lost or corrupted file ( \system32\hal.dll) etc.
serial# is 0008249463

The origanel OS was windows 95B. My thought is that since the OS 95B only cost about $15 to $30 these days she should just buy and install the origanel OS. The Computer is not set up with that much RAM and I think it would run as it was designed.Brtter than it did with xp anyway.
Now all I have to do is convince her to buy it , unless you all have a way for me to accesse it to fix the problem.
Paul. Thanks

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Without windows cd you cant solve the error.

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