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Greetings everyone, after doing lots of research on processors, I decided to purchase an opty 165. I just got it in today and installed it in my computer. I set most of the DFI settings with respect to OCing to stock, to begin tweaking fun. I went into task manager expecting to see two processor activity bars and it only showed one.

I was under the impression it would show two for both cores. Once I saw this, a bell went off and I thought to uninstall the AMD driver for single core processors. When I went to reboot my comptuer, it told me that my Hal.dll file was corrupt.

Being the windows savy user I am, I went into my windows XP cd using the repair option. I copied a fresh version of Hal.DLL to the current directory, and now the system gets into the windows boot screen but the activity bar freezes.

When I go into safe mode, it loads the drivers up until it gets to Mup.sys and stops there. I am not sure what to do from here. I would prefer to avoid re-installing a fresh version of windows.
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post #2 of 15
Your windows is corrupted. IT just happened to me actually, and there was no way around it. I spent 2 days trying @_@
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"Corrupt" Seems very general. Isnt there some sort of recovery command I can use or copy of system or driver files that can allow me to at least boot?
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post #4 of 15
Do you remember what bios your mobo is using.
Aolder bios may require flashing to a newer one to enable dual core cpu's.

Hopefully you dont have a corrupted OS.
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post #5 of 15
Do a windows repair install. Just boot from the windows cd as though you were installing a fresh copy but there will be an option to repair your existing windows installation rather than format the disk.

That should solve your problem.
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post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by exad View Post
Do a windows repair install. Just boot from the windows cd as though you were installing a fresh copy but there will be an option to repair your existing windows installation rather than format the disk.

That should solve your problem.
Sounds good. I will try it.
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post #7 of 15
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How do i get into the repair console. I have tried with my windows CD and it doesnt give me an option to do. It only prompts me with the "R" option, which brings me to recovery console.
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post #8 of 15
That is what he's talking about. Either recovery or full fresh reinstall. Just do a fresh installation of Windows. [Reformat]
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post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by hadesx82 View Post
Greetings everyone, after doing lots of research on processors, I decided to purchase an opty 165. I just got it in today and installed it in my computer. I set most of the DFI settings with respect to OCing to stock, to begin tweaking fun. I went into task manager expecting to see two processor activity bars and it only showed one.

I was under the impression it would show two for both cores. Once I saw this, a bell went off and I thought to uninstall the AMD driver for single core processors. When I went to reboot my comptuer, it told me that my Hal.dll file was corrupt.

Being the windows savy user I am, I went into my windows XP cd using the repair option. I copied a fresh version of Hal.DLL to the current directory, and now the system gets into the windows boot screen but the activity bar freezes.

When I go into safe mode, it loads the drivers up until it gets to Mup.sys and stops there. I am not sure what to do from here. I would prefer to avoid re-installing a fresh version of windows.
I just read about this in my college class. If I'm not mistaken you were supposed to update the HAL prior to rebooting by going into the device manager and choosing the update driver option under the computer branch.
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post #10 of 15
never heard of that one. went hal.dll goes weird on me, I usually reinstall windows. Once a year never hurt anyone anyways.
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