Just a quick question on hall.dll

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Deihmos, Aug 30, 2006.

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  1. Deihmos

    Deihmos Registered Member

    Aug 30, 2006
    I attempted to recover the C drive partition to a new hard drive then when I rebooted i got a hall.dll error message. Is this message normal when recovering your system C drive or should I create the backup using the boot disc?

    I fixed the error easily but was just wondering if the error was normal when restoring your system drive to a new drive.

    Last edited: Aug 30, 2006
  2. jmk94903

    jmk94903 Registered Member

    Jul 10, 2004
    San Rafael, CA
    Normally, after restoring an image of the C (boot) partition, the system just boots normally. A hal.dll or other error is not typical.

    Did you change any hardware after making the image? That might account for the error.

    Also, run a full error check on the hard drive to be sure that there are no bad sectors or logical errors.

    Make a new image after the error checking.
  3. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello Deihmos,

    Thank you for using Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please accept our apologies for the delay with the response.

    Please be aware that problems of this sort may arise if the partition layout of the destination hard drive is different from that of the original disk. In case you restore single system partition and not the entire hard drive it is recommended that you re-create the same partition layout on the destination disk as it was on the original hard drive. The size of partitions can in fact be different but the quantity has to be the same. We also recommend that you restore system to the partition of the same number it originally resided on. Otherwise, you will need to make the appropriate changes to your boot.ini file.

    Please also note that if you restore your system to a replacement disk (e.g. original hard drive has failed for some reason) then you might need to restore the hard drive's MBR for the restored operating system to be bootable and function normally.

    Also this issue may occur if some hardware has been changed. Please take a look at this FAQ article for more information on how to transfer Windows to a different hardware.

    Thank you.
    Ivan Sarychev
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