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ACPI BIOS error

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

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  1. birderrob

    birderrob Thread Starter

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    I keep receiving this same type of error (quoted from Win XP event viewer):

    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 ........

    There are usually 4 errors at approx the same time - 2 write, & 2 read errors. This error occurs when I'm copying data to my cd-rw through the use of InCD packet writing software. The computer pops up a 'blue screen of death' for about 1 second, then reboots. I'm running xp pro.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    First off, you can disable the "reboot on error" option, which I recommend.

    This error normally isn't really a BIOS issue, but rather bad drivers. InCD probably qualifies as a bad driver, it's pretty flaky. :)
     
  3. birderrob

    birderrob Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the quick reply. I disabled the 'Automatically restart' option, so I'll just see what happens. Do you know if other packet writing software is as bad as InCD is?
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I haven't had great luck with either Nero InCD, though the rest of the package is top-shelf. I think the only good part of Roxio's EZ-Creator is their direct-CD driver, you might consider that. :)
     
  5. crjdriver

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    I too have never had any luck running InCD. I would uninstall incd and use xp’s burning software for the same purpose you used incd. You can copy data using nero to write a data cd; that is how I do it.
     
  6. birderrob

    birderrob Thread Starter

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    I wasn't aware that XP had built in software that mimics InCD. How do I set it up so any program can burn to the cd? My understanding was that you could write a whole cd at a time in XP, but I write one file at a time using programs other than Explorer. I need to have a real drive letter available to use.
     
  7. crjdriver

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    I have only used xps burning software a few times; so there may be other ways to do this task.
    You need to use windows explorer, select the files you want to copy and then burn them to a cd.
     
  8. lisakmusco

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    I apologize in advance for reviving an old thread, but as I was researching my ACPI BIOS error (see separate post), I came across this and am wondering if Win2K has the same capabilities (for burning cds) or if someone can suggest something other than InCD for me. I don't really know much about burning CDs and do it very rarely, and can't necessarily say that it is causing me any problems, but I do have it installed because it is what came with my drive.
     
  9. crjdriver

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    Win2k does not have native CD burning capability. I would recommend nero. You can burn data, video, mp3, bootable, etc CDs with nero. If you use INCD to burn data files, you must have INCD [or a reader app] installed on any system that you wish to use the files on. With nero, you can just access the files.

    BTW nero is the maker of INCD.
     
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