Can anyone help? I have a Win xp system with about 84 GB worth of system files and data on my internal 120GB IDE drive. I backed up the entire C Drive to an image file on an external 250GB USB drive using True Image 10. I had a large backup image and 3 smaller images representing the changes over the course of a week. I decided to restore the image from the external drive after my AV software (Trend) went a little crazy after a power loss. At about 80% restored, TI indicated the image file was corrupted. I could no longer boot my system. With Acronis' help, I booted from the Acronis CD and restored (from the most recent backup file) each folder and file individually. Only 2 unimportant files were corrupted, I chose to ignore them. After taking 2 -3 days of tedious restoring, I get the corrupt HAL.DLL message if I try to boot from the C drive. Acronis TI 10 shows that all of the files and folders were restored, but the system can't boot from the C drive. I've tried reading the forums but I really didn't understand much of the technical talk I found there. Is there a solution to this mess? I cannot boot my computer with XP right now. Thank you very very much!