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Article ID: 216251

Article Last Modified on 10/30/2006


  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

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This article describes how to specify a specific or third-party hardware abstraction layer (HAL) during Windows Setup.

Selecting a specific or third-party HAL during Setup should be necessary only if you have a HAL provided by a third party, or if Windows Setup does not detect your hardware correctly.

Note This procedure works only when installing from a CD-ROM. When installing from setup boot floppies, a problem in the installation program prevents the installation of a third-party HAL.

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Selecting a HAL During Setup

  1. During the first phase of Setup, at the Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration screen, press the F5 key.
  2. Select the appropriate HAL, or Select Other to specify a third-party HAL. The available HALs include:
    • ACPI Multiprocessor PC
    • ACPI Uniprocessor PC
    • Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC
    • Compaq SystemPro Multiprocessor or 100% Compatible
    • MPS Uniprocessor PC
    • MPS Multiprocessor PC
    • Standard PC
    • Standard PC with C-Step i486
    • Other
  1. Continue with Setup to complete the installation.

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