Restore Windows XP by using the XP installation CD,
September 1, 2008 at 2:15 AM
Just wanted to share my new experience.
If your system denies to run due to an error corresponding to lost HAL.DLL, invalid Boot.ini or any other critical system boot files you can repair this by using the XP installation CD. Just boot from your XP Setup CD and enter the Recovery Console. Then run "attrib -H -R -S" on the C:\Boot.ini file and delete it. Run "Bootcfg /Rebuild" and then Fixboot