A. An update HAL.DLL is needed to support machines with AGP graphics cards and a PCI bridge. One such HAL is supplied with Service Pack 3 so you need to replace the standard HAL.DLL shipped with NT with the Service Pack 3 version.
- Create a share with the Windows NT installation files
- Rename the HAL.DLL file to HAL.OLD
- Copy HAL.DLL off of the Service Pack 3 (or above) CD into the directory
- Install as normal
- Install Service Pack 3 once installation is complete
Some Intel boards have a fault and a patch is available from Intel. Without this patch installed, a user will be able to get only hardware refresh-rate VGA with even a high-end graphics card. The hitch, however, is that the patch will only install on Service Pack 3 or later builds of NT.