Windows 10: Machine Check Exception BSOD caused by hal.dll

  1.    19 Mar 2018 #1

    Machine Check Exception BSOD caused by hal.dll

    Hi I've recently had a machine check exception blue screen of death appear recently out of nowhere and now its become so frequent I can't even be on my computer for more then 5 minutes till it crashes, I've performed a clean install already and it made no difference so I thought I would come here for more insight. thanks.
    Machine Check Exception BSOD caused by hal.dll Attached Files
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  2. axe0's Avatar
    Posts : 13,707
    Windows 10 Pro
       20 Mar 2018 #2

    Hi gralkene,

    Was the previous Windows 10 install the same version, version 10240?
    If so, please try to upgrade to newer versions. Those upgrades don't only have new features, but bugfixes and stability improvements as well.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    20 Mar 2018 #3

    I doubt windows version has an effect on this. Before clean install I was on the latest version and had the same issue. My comp can't even stay on long enough for me to finish the update downloads. I'm leaning towards it being CPU failure. I've tested installs on different hard drives,With each of my ram sticks indivually and error still persisted. Also updated BIOS to the latest in hopes that could be the fix but it still occurs
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  4. axe0's Avatar
    Posts : 13,707
    Windows 10 Pro
       21 Mar 2018 #4

    Please fill in your system specs
    Please follow this tutorial and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about your system specs, please fill in your system specs more completely including PSU, cooling and other used stuff like mouse, keyboard, monitor, case, etc.
    The PSU, cooling and other stuff are NOT mentioned in the tool.

    In the left corner below in your post you find 'My System Specs'. After clicking it you can find a link a little below that says 'Update your System Spec', click on this link to get to the page where you can fill in your system specs.

      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    22 Mar 2018 #5

    I have also experienced troubles caused by hal.dll that has restricted me to perform several tasks. Earlier, i was unable to fix this trouble because of lack of knowledge. For complete hal.dll removal, i researched online and there i was able to get complete details about it. It was really very frustrating to have issues associated with this dynamic link library file. It leads issues to BSOD errors that is really very difficult to handle.
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  6. axe0's Avatar
    Posts : 13,707
    Windows 10 Pro
       22 Mar 2018 #6

    HAL is not something you want to remove, unless you want to reinstall Windows entirely. Every site that says something about Windows files, or any file, being viruses, dangerous should not be visited as they are not trustworthy. Many such sites will say the exact same about every file they can find to sell their products. A little off-topic, I can't visit such sites, because my protection software, Malwarebytes, blocks access to them, it may give you an indication how trustworthy they are.

    HAL, the Hardware Abstraction Layer, is shown because it is the library that makes it possible to communicate with hardware. As it is a Windows file, it isn't the root cause of the problem. It is the only file present in the stack that isn't the kernel of Windows hence why it's shown as the cause.

    Please provide the system specifications I asked for.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    22 Mar 2018 #7

    i've looked for the page to change system specs and i couldn't find it. i went out and bought a new motherboard and CPU and i'm fairly certain it fixed the machine check exception because i went from a crash within 5 minutes of every boot up to zero errors so far.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8. axe0's Avatar
    Posts : 13,707
    Windows 10 Pro
       23 Mar 2018 #8

    Aside from the option to change the system specs via 'My Computer' below on the left in your post, this is the URL where it leads
      My ComputersSystem Spec


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