Hal.dll and OS deployment to Desktops and Laptops

07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
Hi, please could someone help with this issue.

I am using OSD to deploy XPSP2 to 7 different desktops ie Dells, HPs
and Compaqs and 4 different laptops ie Dell and Compaq.

Osd deploys without problems to all the desktops but the laptops
shutdown and won't reboot after the image has been installed. I know
that the laptops use different versions of hal.dll, ntkrnlpa.exe and
ntoskrnl.exe. Is this the reason that the laptops won't boot?

Do I need to create a seperate image for the laptops?

Please can anyone suggest a workaround if there is one.

Alternatively I could replace those 3 files in a desktop version of the
image, shut the machine down, ghost it and restore the image to one of
the laptops. This wouldn't be ideal as the client wants a single image.
(Would that work?)

Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
You receive a Stop 0x0000007B error after you move the Windows XP system
disk to another computer

You cannot use the same image for ACPI- and non-ACPI-aware BIOS, as well as
for BIOS in APIC and PIC mode.

Hal.dll and OS deployment to Desktops and Laptops