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Dell Dimension 2400 BLUE SCREEN

Keep getting BLUE SCREEN saying:

STOP: C000021a {Fatal System Error}

The Session Manager Initialization system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc000026c (0x00000000 0x00000000).

The system has been shut down.

I have tried everything... Press F8 Before the Windows XP Splash Screen (still get blue screen)...All Safe Modes (still get blue screen)...Also followed information at this site  http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?c=us&l=en&s=gen&docid=DSN_35...

I am also getting this error message when using default startup:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll

Please re-install a copy of the above file.

Everything I have found says you have to get to Recovery Mode. I put my disc in but cannot get there.  PLEASE HELP, I am at a lost!!

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Good to hear! Thanks for letting me know things worked out.

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