My computer got a virus. I ran program and deleted the infected items. When I restarted the computer I got a message that said- windows roots\system 32\hal.dll was missing or corrupt and I needed to reinstall. I do not have the Windows XP disk and I don't know if I need to wipe the hard drive completely before I try and reinstall Windows to make sure the virus is gone. It will not load at all. As soon as I turn on the computer I get the error message.
Any help would be appreciated.
I need to know how to wipe hard drive if necessary and how to reload Windows.