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acpi bios error; illegal port

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by britfromla, Jul 2, 2003.

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  1. britfromla

    britfromla Thread Starter

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    I recently installed xp. I tried to load the easy creator and it started messing up. I got the new one from HP and installed it but my computer still has the error message that Bios is trying to write to an illegal port. Should I just reformat and start all over and install the new cd? Someone I hired said they fixed it but it is worse... thanks!
     
  2. Jest8

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    Can you give us some more details?

    What exactly is the error message, and when does it happen?


    And you might want to give us the manufacture/model of your motherboard if you can...
     
  3. britfromla

    britfromla Thread Starter

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    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: ACPI
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 5
    Date: 7/2/2003
    Time: 6:47:09 AM
    User: N/A
    Computer: ROB-PC
    Description:
    AMLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to write to an illegal IO port address (0xcf8), which lies in the 0xcf8 - 0xcff protected address range. This could lead to system instability. Please contact your system vendor for technical assistance.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    Data:
    0000: 00 00 00 00 04 00 52 00 ......R.
    0008: 00 00 00 00 05 00 05 c0 .......À
    0010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
    0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
    0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
     
  4. britfromla

    britfromla Thread Starter

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    that is the error message i am getting. It started after I tried to load the adaptec easy creator. My hard drive is by western digital. the cd writer is by HP. I just want to get it where i can download stuff and use my computer without it constantly shutting off and stuff. The other day I got the blue screen Stop.... what should I do?
     
  5. britfromla

    britfromla Thread Starter

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    the error message says it is coming from the CMOS i/o range 0070 and 0071 if that helps anything
     
  6. Jest8

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    If you can find out the make/model of your motherboard we can help you to update your BIOS... That might just solve your problems.
     
  7. JohnWill

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    I suspect it has nothing to do with your BIOS. This is normally a result of a corruption or simply a bad program. It could also be as a result of virus or Trojan damage to the system. If the error only started occuring after you attempted the installation of an application, that's the first place to look. This is where a GHOST image backup comes in very handy. :D
     
  8. Jest8

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    Check here for the reason why I believe it's a BIOS issue

    ( but i agree with JohnWill... grab yourself a copy of Ghost for future use!!)
     
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