OK listen I have a Toshiba notebook that runs Windows xp thats pretty good but 2-3 years old. I forgot the log-in password so I fiddled with it and now I have a real problem because now my computer does NOT work. I can't do a single thing on it because there is a missing or corrupt hal.dll. I do not have any sort of disk to boot it on I'm cheap so I want it fixed for free. I am 17 and I sort of know what i'm doing but please is there any relatively simple things I can do to get my machine back? P.S-on this totally separate machine I am running basic Vista any downloads or anything I can get from it to put on a bootable cd? that I ca download then boot onto xp to get it to work?