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Help.....ACPI Bios Not fully compliant??

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bosox3, Nov 7, 2006.

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  1. Bosox3

    Bosox3 Thread Starter

    Oct 12, 2004
    ok..heres the story..
    I just opened this computer I got from tigerdirect.com and I was loading windows 2000 pro onto it...It loads half way and I get this message:
    ACPI Bios not fully compliant with the ACPI specification.

    So I did what I read and When Setup starts again, press F7 (not F6) when you see the "Press F6 if you need to install a third-party SCSI or RAID driver" screen.
    Windows automatically disables the installation of the ACPI HAL and installs the Standard PC HAL.

    So win2k is installed but I cant seem to get onto the internet and update any of the drivers.
    THe computer is a IBM netvista 8307 model. They had some deal on it awhile back for less than $150..so I couldnt pass it up.

    Im kinda lost right now..not sure what the problem is.

    I did add a new video card before I installed the OS...could that have been the problem?
    If so..how would I go about fixing this..
  2. ozrom1e


    May 15, 2006
    I would suggest contacting the manufacturer of either the motherboard or the computer about a BIOS update. They will provide you with proper instructions and the proper programing to flash the BIOS. One thing please follow the instructions very carefully this is a very dangerous procedure one mistake and your system will not bootup again.
  3. Bosox3

    Bosox3 Thread Starter

    Oct 12, 2004
    ok..so i called IBM tech support today and they dodnt say anything about an updated bios as you mentioned...all they did was show me where to download the drivers for the *yellow !'s * I was getting.
    These were the problem ones:

    Ethernet controller
    multimedia audio controller
    sm bus controller
    video controller VGA Complatable

    so if I do what they said and just get those drivers...will everything work ok?
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