SBS2003 HAL Migration

Posted on 2004-12-01
Last Modified: 2008-03-06
I am using SBS2003 and am trying to use a hard drive image from the current machine running an ACPI PC to new hardware with an ACPI Multiprocessor PC, I know it is a HAL problem and have tried several things including manually copying and renaming the HAL configuration files but most of this info or anything else I have found only pertains to win2000 and not XP or SBS2003, I would like to keep my installation going without having to reinstall and migrate the settings but I can’t get past the boot issue, Am I just out of luck here or dose anyone know of a good procedure for this type of hardware migration without reinstall?
Question by:mitchkinder
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    Here is an article that gives you the proper filenames:;en-us;309283

    Figure out what you need and copy it to a floppy or the root of C:\.
    Reboot into the Recovery Console and copy the correct HAL in place AFTER you rename the exixsting HAL to .old.


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    If you tried all that (which looks like you might have) then you'll need to run an in-place upgrade.

    Part of the reason this fails sometimes is that Kernel must be matched to the HAL - some HALs use a different Kernel file, so you might be seeing a mismatch in your case.


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