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Updated hardware abstraction layers (HAL) have been released by Compaq to enhance compatibility for Windows NT 4.0 on Compaq/DIGITAL Alpha-based hardware platforms. The following changes have been made to Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6 to support the new Alpha HALs released by Compaq:
Windows NT Server or Workstation 4.0To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or the individual software update. For information on obtaining the latest service pack, please go to:
Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server EditionTo resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/152734/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition.
This problem was first corrected in Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 6.
The Windows NT Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) interfaces directly between the operating system and the computer hardware. Although the operating system code remains the same from platform to platform, a HAL must be designed for each type of computer hardware.
For information about the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) and HAL on your computer, click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, click Windows NT Diagnostics, and then click the System tab.
For more information about the HALs released by Compaq, please visit the following Compaq Web site:
http://www.compaq.com/support/files/alphant/firmware/Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.
Article ID: 239929 - Last Review: November 2, 2013 - Revision: 3.0