- Expand and copy the correct Hal.dll and Ntoskrnl.exe files from the Windows Server 2003 SP1 CD to the Windows Server 2003-based computer before you restore the backup.
Use the Setup.log file to determine the correct Hal.dll and Ntoskrnl.exe files to replace. The Setup.log file is located in the C:\Windows\Repair folder. There are different Hal and Ntoskrnl files that can be used, depending on the system type. The Setup.log file shows which files are installed on that specific system.
- Install Windows Server 2003 SP1 on a new disk drive before you restore the backup. Install Windows Server 2003 SP1 by using Windows Update Web site, the Microsoft Update Web site, or Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
For more information about how to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003
Article ID: 914049 - Last Review: Mar 29, 2017 - Revision: 3