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Force in a system HAL
To prevent Windows XP from automatically determining the system HAL during the upgrade or the installation of Windows XP, you can manually force in a system HAL. To force in a system Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) during an upgrade or installation of Windows XP, follow these steps:
1. During the Text-mode phase of the Setup program, when you receive the following message across the bottom of the screen, press F5:
Press F6 if you have to install a third-party SCSI or RAID driver.
Note If you press F7, the Standard PC HAL loads and the ACPI compliance check is bypassed.
2. You receive the following list of computer types. A brief description of each HAL is included here:
ACPI Multiprocessor PC
Applies to a multiple-processor ACPI computer.
ACPI Uniprocessor PC
Applies to an ACPI multiple-processor board but with a single processor installed.
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC
Applies to a single processor motherboard with single processor.
Compaq SystemPro Multiprocessor or 100% Compatible
Applies to a Compaq SystemPro computer.
MPS Uniprocessor PC
Applies to non-ACPI computers dual processor motherboard with a single processor installed.
MPS Multiprocessor PC
Applies to non-ACPI computers with a dual processor running.
Applies to any Standard PC, non-ACPI, or non-MPS. The CPU may be a 386, a 486, a Pentium, a Pentium II, or a Pentium III.
Standard PC with C-Step i486
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