hi friends today when i started my computer i got the error msg :-windows can not start .the file hal.dll either missing or corrupt.reinstall dis file. i do not want to format my computer as i hav some important data stored in my windows drive.neither i want to install fresh copy of the windows as my other partitions hav less free disk space(i cannot format them to lose all my data). i hav also tried to repair the windows but unfortunately i hav forgotten my admin pwd .the account which i was using earlier was not admin but it had all rights of administrator(full access). so guyz plz help me. thax in advance.