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Old 06-25-2005, 03:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Changing the HAL in windows.

I just did a fresh install of windows, loaded up all of my hotfix's and programs, went to shut down and got a screen saying "It is now safe to turn off your computer".

I had this problem with my old mobo but i thought it was fixed, i know what i have to do and that's change the HAL "Hardware Abstraction Layer", the only problem is i only know how to change it in the text mode of windows setup.

Does anybody know of a way to change the HAL in windows, or is it possible to run windows setup again change the HAL choose repair previous windows installation and go from there.

I just wasn't sure about doing the repair as i didn't know about setup ovrewriting files(I have installed SP2 would a repair overwrite the files back to original).

At the moment in Control panel/System/Hardware/Device Manager/ under the computer it is loaded as Standard PC and i need to load the HAL for ACPI uniprocessor pc.

Hope this makes sense.

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