Originally Posted by imperialreign
all stock, currently - way she's going, though, I do intend to run memtest as soon as I have everything stable again.
I haven't had this buggared of a WIN installation since I attempted to run WIN 2k years ago.
Right now, though, I attribute the loss of the .dll to the spyware outbreak Sat night/Sun morn, as I hadn't booted down the rig since clean up until last night, and woke up to errors this morning.
the ram would CAUSE the unstable...
you're getting errors before the OS has loaded (hal.dll) which means its a hardware problem - ram is the most likely, with HDD and PSU chasing it up.