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Windows 7: what is @hal.inf?


07 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 home 32bit
 
 
what is @hal.inf?

so i am having reboot errors, and cannot get it fixed. i have done all spyware malware scans, and trying system restore, and the whatnot. so i did a boot log and everything runs until this
Did not load driver @hal.inf,%acpiapic.devicedesc%;ACPI x86-based PC

and then everything after does not work. i don't understand what this is or why this happens. would really love it if you guys could help me out! thanks!

ps, i would like a solution without the disk if you could, it would take a while to get mine back, so a quicker solution would be much appreciated!

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07 Aug 2011   #2

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbldiaz View Post
so i am having reboot errors, and cannot get it fixed. i have done all spyware malware scans, and trying system restore, and the whatnot. so i did a boot log and everything runs until this
Did not load driver @hal.inf,%acpiapic.devicedesc%;ACPI x86-based PC

and then everything after does not work. i don't understand what this is or why this happens. would really love it if you guys could help me out! thanks!

ps, i would like a solution without the disk if you could, it would take a while to get mine back, so a quicker solution would be much appreciated!
Hi pbldiaz, Welcome to the forums , Hal.inf is the hardware abstraction layer , have a look here Help: Did not load driver - Microsoft Answers this may help you
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07 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Answer from Microsoft on a Vista system "cannot load driver @hal" and slow vista startup - Microsoft Answers

Reccomendation doing a startup repair Startup Repair
Fabe
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07 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 home 32bit
 
 

i have done the startup repair like 7 times, no beans, let me read that fourm
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07 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 home 32bit
 
 

nothing has worked. maybe with this info it could help
Did not load driver @battery.inf,%*compbatt.devicedesc%;Microsoft Composite Battery
Did not load driver @battery.inf,%*compbatt.devicedesc%;Microsoft Composite Battery
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\usbaapl.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\USBSTOR.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\usbaapl.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\USBSTOR.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\fastfat.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\usbaapl.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\USBSTOR.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\usbaapl.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\USBSTOR.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\usbaapl.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\USBSTOR.SYS
Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Version 6.1 (Build 7600)
7 30 2011 23:18:10.125
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\halmacpi.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\kdcom.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\mcupdate_GenuineIntel.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\PSHED.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\BOOTVID.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CLFS.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CI.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\Wdf01000.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\WDFLDR.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ACPI.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\WMILIB.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\msisadrv.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\vdrvroot.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\partmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\compbatt.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\BATTC.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\volmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\volmgrx.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\pcmcia.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\mountmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\pxscan.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\iaStor.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\amdxata.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\fltmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\fileinfo.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\PxHelp20.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Ntfs.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\msrpc.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\ksecdd.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\cng.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\pcw.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Fs_Rec.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\ndis.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\NETIO.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\ksecpkg.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\tcpip.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\fwpkclnt.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\vmstorfl.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\volsnap.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\stdfltn.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\spldr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\rdyboost.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\PBADRV.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\mup.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\hwpolicy.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\fvevol.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\disk.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\avgrkx86.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\AVGIDSEH.Sys
Did not load driver @hal.inf,%acpiapic.devicedesc%;ACPI x86-based PC
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07 Aug 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello pbldiaz and welcome to Seven Forums.

Don't know if this will help or not but at this point it might be worth a try. And it won't require you to have a disk. Try running the System File Checker scan (Option Two.) Please note you may have to run it 3 or more times.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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07 Aug 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

In addition to the tests suggested above:

A quick read of the issue on the web looks like a hardware driver issue - a missing, corrupted, or incorrect driver is causing the error. And, of course, failed hardware will also cause the driver not to load.

Some questions first:
  • Is this a desktop or laptop?
  • What external equipment is connected?
  • Can you enter your BIOS settings and tell us what devices are in there that could be disabled (LAN, Sound, USB, etc).
  • Have you added or changed anything recently?

And as always, if you fill out your System Specs the information could help someone help you. Thanks.
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07 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7 home 32bit
 
 

i tried that link thing you gave me, and it wasn't working for me...i ran it the three times and nothing happened. it just said 100 clear every time... as for these questions

Is this a desktop or laptop?
Laptop, dell
What external equipment is connected?
nope
Can you enter your BIOS settings and tell us what devices are in there that could be disabled (LAN, Sound, USB, etc).
i don't know how to do that, i will look it up and see if i can figure it out...

Have you added or changed anything recently?
i have not, it was literally working one night, opened it next moring boom. works on safe mode tho.
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07 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 home 32bit
 
 

my bios version is Dell Inc. A03, 6/2/2010
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07 Aug 2011   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Usually you press the F2 key just as the computer is starting to get into the BIOS settings. There is normally a note on the screen that tells what key to press to go to "Setup".

But

If you can get into Safe Mode there is a much safer way to do what I will suggest:

Once in Windows in Safe Mode navigate to the Device Manager and try this:
Navigate to the Network Adapters > Expand to Highlight the adapter device > right click > and choose Disable.
Test (See if you can boot normally)

If that does not work the Enable the Network Adapter, then
Navigate to the Sound, Video, And Game Controllers > Expand to Highlight the sound device > right click > and choose Disable.
Test (See if you can boot normally)
If there is more than one device do them all one at a time.
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