Welcome to Mint Amphaeon
I've never had this asked before, I'm pretty sure of that
When I check my computer now I see the dbus-daemon happily sleeping and there is no sign of hald in System Monitor
These are tied to hardware so do you use some hardware that may trigger this behavior?
I would not know what that might be though
I've seen a suggestion that strace could cause something like this
Bur frankly your guess is as good as mine....
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it