In the previous post on Windows 8 I introduced to you the Original Windows 8 Developer Preview ISO downloads. After you download and install it there is a common error which occurs namely ‘Hal_Initialization_Failed’. The fix for the error is given below.
Since most of us are using a customized and updated Windows 7 or Windows XP, We don’t want to lose them and resort to install windows 8 on a virtual machine so as to test the new Operating System (OS) but keep the existing Operating System working. But since windows 8 is in its Developer Preview Mode, It is filled with tons of bugs and are not compatible with most third party softwares.
The installation error ‘Hal_Initialization_Failed’ while installing windows 8 occurs when we install windows 8 on Virtualization software like Virtual Box or VMware older versions like V7.x.x etc,
The main reason being the incompatibility of windows 8 with the third party software.
The Hal_Initialization_Failed Error Looks Like This.
The above image shows the Popular Blue Screen Of Death also known as BSOD. One of the main modification in windows 8 is that the blue screen of death is more user friendly and shows the problem more accurately.
Given below Are Some of the Possible Fixes for the Hal_Initialization_Failed Error.
Update the VMware Version to the Latest Version 8. Download the Evaluation Version of VMware from here. [LINK]
When using Virtual Box, Make sure you are using the latest version [LINK]. Then set 2 processors and in the initial OS selection choose windows 7 64 bit.
Remove any external media like Floppy Disk, Unwanted USB Media etc.
Check your System Minimum Requirements. [Check Them Here]
These were some of the possible Fixes for the Hal_Initialization_Failed Error in windows 8 installation.