I'm typing on my Wii, so I can't grab anything like newegg links as the opera browser can't copy and paste.
Yesterday I finally finished building my new computer. It is the first 64 bit comp I have had(Along with it being around 70 times faster then my old garbage). I'm using my old 160GB hard drive and I planned to do a format of my entire hard drive and install windows 7. When I boot up windows 7 however, I get the error "hal.dll is missing or corrupt". I looked around the internet and none of the fixes worked(The only one I didn't try was to boot up Windows XP first, because I don't have my XP disc anymore). If I boot up the version of XP on the computer right now, it starts but my wireless keyboard and wired mouse aren't supported for some reason(probably because of the new hardware), so I can't do anything on it(I lost my keyboard's driver disc too). If I boot up Ubuntu, my moniter shuts off with the "no signal" warning. Since I haven't gotten around to learning the command line in Ubuntu, recovery mode is not a possibility either. My only guess is a damaged hard drive, but I carefully placed it out of my old computer when I needed it, and placed it back in just as carfully(didn't touch the bottom or anything).
Any help appreciated. Probably should go in Technical support but It's mostly a Windows error so I thought it should go here.
My only idea to fix this is to place the hard drive back in the old computer, boot up ubuntu or windows and format from there, but getting the hard drive in was a huge hassle and I don't want to move it much.