"Are your ghost images built to support a single model or multiple? It doesn't appear that the Hal.dll is the issue, but if you are adding drivers to your Ghost image for multiple systems, you may have drivers that are conflicting."Images are built to support single models. That does not seem to be the issue as I did a clean install from a Dell XP SP2 disc and the same issues occur. Another problem that has occured is that XP reports that Networking is not installed or is not properly configured and you can no longer get to anything on the domain. This happens randomly and occasionally after a restart everything will appear fine and you can connect to the VPN and get to network locations.