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What does restoring a hal.dll actually do?

I'm working on a problem in which my wired usb keyboard andmouse do not work after boot into Windows XP Home (Safe mode or regular mode -- keyboard works in BIOS and when booted into other ...
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Left-click + Drag sometimes crashes Windows 7 with Bug Check Code 0x0000124

This problem has been going for a while (ever since I installed Windows 7 on this PC): Every once in a while (randomly, with any application), when I use the mouse to left-click & drag (move ...
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Evidently I've lost my HAL… - Can't start up VM - HAL.dll missing

I recently went and dug out one of my old HDs (the PC it was mounted in is no longer in existence...) I mounted it in my PC and used DVD2VHD to convert the whole drive to a VHD. It's an old XP drive ...
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Protected flash video (requires HAL) on Gentoo

I am unable to play "protected" flash video, such as Amazon Prime Instant Video. From what I've read and uncovered, this seems to be due to a lack of HAL being installed on my computer. Confirmation ...
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How to avoid the BSOD after dumping a system image onto a new computer

We prepare lots of computers, which only have in common using Windows XP, having an Intel CPU and being at least Pentium 4, with a long and tedious software configuration. It's so long, and involves ...
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HAL is missing or corrupt after a Sysprep /generalize

I'm currently preparing a computer in order to deploy Windows 7 Professional partition image over a network. First, I would like to test the deployment from this computer A to another one B. So, in ...
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Need to automount dvd or cdrom at fixed mount point in Ubuntu 11.04

Ubuntu 11.04, by default, automounts a cdrom or dvd at /media/<vol_name>. I need to make the automounting system use a fixed name instead of the volume name for all CDs or DVDs inserted into ...
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Is it still problematic to change the motherboard of a Windows 7 installation?

Back when I had Windows XP, changing the motherboard on a working installation would cause a hall.dll error and Windows won't boot. (I'm not referring to activation problems) I am now on Windows 7 ...
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how do I make windows use all processors

I have Windows 2008 on VirtualBox on Linux 2.6 on Athlon II X4 630 processor. When installing Windows the number of CPUs was set to 1 (I forgot to change it). Now I want Windows to use 2 processors ...
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disable automount in fedora

I have edited /etc/hal/fdi/policy/prefrences.fdi <deviceinfo version="0.2"> <device> <match key="storage.policy.should_mount" bool="true"> <merge ...
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Arch Linux can't auto mount removable storage device

I have installed Arch Linux with Gnome but it can not mount removable storage, usb sticks etc. gnome-disk-utility package installed but i can not find automount package. I think i need configure HAL ...
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HALEVT troubleshooting: VFAT usb storage device gets mounted with root:root user:group

i'm banging my head for number of days around this problem. using Halevt for automounting, everything mostly works, but the only thing is that Halevt mounts external USB storage devices as root. So, ...
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Xfce power manager warns HAL daemon is not running, no keyboard on startup on Ubuntu

I changed my grub boot options to add "vga=0x323" to them to resolve some issues with corrupted display during startup/shutdown on my laptop. The next time I booted the system up, I got a warning ...
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External ThinkpadKeyboard's Thinkvantage and Mic-Mute-Keys in Ubuntu 9.10

xev does not react to the pressing of the two button mentioned above. Thus xorg doesn't recognize them. How can I "enable" them? http://lenovoblogs.com/designmatters/?p=2364 - that's the keyboard
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how get hal running on ubuntu server?

I want to try to create a very minimized server installation which automatically mounts its internal SATA disks. Thus, I thought of using HAL as the way to go. As far as I read, HAL is just a daemon ...
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Customize Windows 7 HAL library during installation (BSOD STOP: 0x000000A5)

While trying to install Windows 7 x86 Ultimate on Samsung M40 laptop (Pentium M 1.7 Dothan, 2 GB RAM/ 100 GB HDD) I received the error: BSOD STOP: 0x000000A5: The bios in this system is not fully ...
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Booting a Windows 7 installation on different hardware

I'm in a situation where I could do with very quickly migrating a Windows 7 (RTM x64) installation from one machine to another. What options are open to me in terms of getting W7 to boot after the ...