Got the excuse to order a Mac/Linux M/C
I turned on automatic Windows Update to TRUE because of the security issues.
Apple G4 PowerBooks go for $1400 used.
Surely you also turned on your firewall? Raised IE's security settings?
Hal means hardware abstraction layer. It's pretty well the most important component of any NT based system.
<<Surely you also turned on your firewall? Raised IE's security settings? >>
"I will never use Internet Explorer again. thanks "
.net, the equivalent of MS Bob.
Yes, please go buy a Mac or build a Linux laptop and leave the people who know what the hell they're doing with Windows alone.
>Apple G4 PowerBooks go for $1400 used.
Dude, I think you need to go to computers 101, sounds like you'll have trouble with any computer/os.
So Wayne, what's your excuse for being a whining bitch?
"my computer is not booting" - reformat drive
Seems to me you should have called Dell Support. They are usually responsive to sitiuations like that and would have even walked you trough how to fix the problem.
Excuse me, I mean OpenBSD as audited by the NSA, didn't mean to insult you Karthik.
"Yes, please go buy a Mac or build a Linux laptop and leave the people who know what the hell they're doing with Windows alone."
Get an iBook.
GinG, I was actually thinking that the other day, they are pretty cheap and light.
I was not trolling. Needed to get something urgent done and hey !, this $@%% DLL is not there anymore. I open my Dell Manual and great, i dont find anything to recover.
I bought a great laptop from laclinux.com - they have models in your price range easily. They come preinstalled with any of a number of distributions, and they will even install all the software you want (just send them a list when you order). They also have GREAT tech support. I get responses to my emails within one business day and they are always very helpful and knowledgable. No, I don't work there nor do I have any affiliation with them whatsoever. I liked my laptop so much I even bought a desktop from them. I recommend Debian ;)
As far as the Apple laptops go,
Did you even try googling for 'HAL.DLL', try it, I'll wait....................good, did you notice that the first five or six describe how to recover from a missing hal.dll?
Wow, have some null content.
<<Did you even try googling for 'HAL.DLL', try it, I'll wait....................good, did you notice that the first five or six describe how to recover from a missing hal.dll? >>
I have to agree with Sam here...Linux can get insanely hairy really fast if you're not very careful.
Aaron F Stanton
What?!?!? You work with windows and dont have more than *one* internet ready computer??? Are you *insane*?!?!
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