Windows NT 4.0 SP5 Includes Updated .PAL Files

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Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 5 includes updated versions of the Hardware Abstraction Layer .dll and .pal files.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack
The latest service pack is also available at the following Internet location:


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0.

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The new PAL files include these improvements:
  • Improvements to error handling.
  • Performance improvements in dealing with alignment faults.
  • Improvements in VLM support.
HAL .dll and .pal files are used in starting Windows NT on Alpha computers.

For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
172806 Creating an NT Boot Floppy for DEC ALPHA RISC Computers


Article ID: 234546 - Last Review: November 2, 2013 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
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