For some reason XP defaults to ACPI Uniprocessor PC during a fresh install on these DFI's. ACPI Uniprocessor PC applies to an ACPI multiple-processor motherboard thats running with a single processor installed. Now obviously, these DFI's aren't MultiProcessor boards Using this HAL has been known to cause issues for a lot of users.
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC applies to a single processor motherboard running with a single processor. THIS is the one we want installed. You need to install it manually when doing a fresh install of XP by pressing F5 when it asks you to press F6 if you want to install RAID drivers and selecting it from the list... If you want to install RAID drivers too then you need to press both F5 & F6. Even if you aren't experiencing and issues its still best to select and install this HAL during a fresh install.
Here is a list of all the HAL's and what they are for:
â€¢ ACPI Multiprocessor PC
Applies to a multiple-processor ACPI computer.
â€¢ ACPI Uniprocessor PC
Applies to an ACPI multiple-processor board but with a single processor installed.
â€¢ Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC
Applies to a single processor motherboard with single processor.
â€¢ Compaq SystemPro Multiprocessor or 100% Compatible
Applies to a Compaq SystemPro computer.
â€¢ MPS Uniprocessor PC
Applies to non-ACPI computers dual processor motherboard with a single processor installed.
â€¢ MPS Multiprocessor PC
Applies to non-ACPI computers with a dual processor running.
â€¢ Standard PC
Applies to any Standard PC, non-ACPI, or non-MPS. The CPU may be a 386, a 486, a Pentium, a Pentium II, or a Pentium III.
â€¢ Standard PC with C-Step i486
How Can I Tell What HAL I Have Installed?
In XP open up Device Manager and look under Computer. It will show you which HAL you currently have installed on your system, like this:
Loggan, maybe something you can add to your DFI LanParty B/Infinity guide?