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Hi,

I have a windows 2003 server hosting a complex application that I am trying to migrate on to new Hardware without having to reconfigure it.

The current server is an old 32bit HP Server and I am trying to restore an image of the current server from the backup to the new server which is a HP DL 360 G6 with a dual XEON P5540 CPU.

Of course after I restored the image to the new hardware the system crashes while trying to boot windows 2003 server since the new hardware is a completely different architecture as the old server.

 My Server Back Software allows me to install a new HAL driver to fix this issue.

The options I am getting are:
ACPI Multiprocesor PC
ACPI UNIPROCESOR PC
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC
MPS MULTIPROCESOR PC
MPS UNIPROCESOR PC
Standart PC non-ACPI

My quetion is, dos anybody know which HAL to install for a G6 DL360 with XEON E5540 CPU?
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I'd go with the ACPI Multiprocesor PC. It's the newer/better standard.

MPS MULTIPROCESOR PC is usually used if your BIOS is not fully ACPI compliant.

Brief discussions on the difference:

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=749350

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/150563-whats-the-differences-between-windows-xps-hals/
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Hi Coral, Thank you, I still cant get my server to boot but at least I know my problem is not related to the HAL
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Thanks for the feedback and the Points.    : )

bummer.  
Did you try changing the Hard drive Mode in the BIOS?
How about Minimal hardware? Take out un-needed cards, and disable things in the BIOS, that are not needed for Bootup.
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