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Error Message: BIOS not fully ACPI Compliant

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by angiew03, Dec 3, 2010.

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  1. angiew03

    angiew03 Thread Starter

    Dec 3, 2010
    Please help! I turned on my computer and got the blue screen with this message:

    A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

    If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

    The BIOS in your system is not fully ACPI complaint. Please contact your system vendor or visit http://hardware-update.com for an updated BIOS. If you are unable to obtain an updated bios or the latest BIOs supplied by your vendor is not ACPI compliant, you can turn off ACPI mode during text mode setup. To do this, simply press the F7 key when you are prompted to install storage drivers. The system will not notify you that the F7 key was pressed - it will silently disable ACPI and allow you to continue your installation.

    Technical information:
    ***STOP: 0x000000A5 (0x00010007, 0x0000000F4, 0x0000000, 0x0000000).

    I tried restarting my computer, even unplugging it. It is a Gateway 500X (purchased in 2001), using Windows XP. I think I found a file to fix it, but am not sure if it is the correct file. It is the first link on this link:

    If it is, I am wondering if I could burn the file to a CD, and insert the disk into the computer that is getting the message. (I am obviously not very experienced with computers).

    Thanks for any help you can give me!
  2. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    With that old of a system, I would think you have something failing ie mb, hard disk, etc.

    Have you done any maintenance to the system ie cleaned with a can of air, defraged, etc?
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