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JSI Tip 3922. How do I troubleshoot Windows 2000 Hardware Abstraction Layer issues?

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 237556 contains the following summary:

In Windows 2000 there are several ways to troubleshoot issues related to the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) that may occur as a result of misdetection, an outdated or non-compliant Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) Basic Input/Output System (BIOS), or an incorrectly or manually installed computer type. This article describes some of the methods you can use to troubleshoot issues related to the HAL.

NOTE: In this article, the term "computer type" and "HAL" have the same meaning, and may be interchanged.

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