|I bought 2 new sticks of ram for my pc recently. The sticks I got were pc4200 DDR2, which is the correct speed. Upon installing them, XP would not boot and I got hal.dll error. To try to fix this, I booted from my xp cd and got an error saying my mobo was not acpi compliant, which is false. I thought I had bad RAM, so I took out the new sticks, and still got the hal.dll error.|
Out of frustration, I put the new sticks back in, ran Killdisk and reformatted and reinstalled. Works perfectly now. I even ran Memtest86+ off of Ubuntu live cd and there were no errors.
Any theories on why this could have happened. The problem is fixed, but I'm wanting to know why this could have happened. Any theories?
P.S. My make/Model is not dell Inspiron 1525. My PC is MPC Clientpro 375.
Please sit back and relax while Windows 98 installs on your computer.