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Solved: disable ACPI mode during "text mode setup

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by holymoly, Jan 26, 2011.

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  1. holymoly

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    My old XP has been acting up, I don't use this one much anymore. When it starts an error screen appears. It reports that the BIOS in the system is not fully ACPI compliant and to upgrade it, the problem is there is no BIOS that will upgrade this feature for the rvision of the mobo I have. THe message also says I can disable ACPI mode during "text mode setup" by pressing the F7 key when prompted to install storage drivers.

    I have tried the last known good configuration but to no avail.

    I don't wish to update BIOS but how can I disable ACPI during text mode setup. When I boot hitting F7 nothing happens.
    how do I get to tex mode setup?
     
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    When you first start the XP install, you are in 'text' mode - you know, blue and white screen, no graphics. When you get to the point where it says at the bottom "Press F6 to install additional storage drivers", just hit F7. Change your system type from ACPI compliant to Standard Computer in the menu that comes up.

    Is this message received on an existing installation OR are you now trying to install XP - that "during text mode set up" refers to the install.

    If it is already installed Press F8 and select Safe Mode.

    If you get in XP there go Start, right click My Computer, click properties, click the hardware tab, click device manager and on the My Computer expand the + sign. If it says ACPI there, then it already is ACPI compliant.
    This actually stands for "Advanced Configuration and Power Interface"

    The issue is more than likely a driver, memory or possibly a flat CMOS battery.
     
  3. holymoly

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    This is an existing installation or XP is already installed.
     
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    1.So can you boot to safe mode then. and follow the rest of my post pls

    2. Check time and date in BIOS normally F2 on first post.
    If that is not correct reset it as correct.

    3. If when the computer is then powered off that does not stay correct - overnight the CMOS battery is flat.
    If you get into Safe Mode check the time and date in Windows.

    4. Post back on that and we will move to the next tests
     
  5. holymoly

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    Unfortunately this old PC seems to have hit the end.

    Even when booting in Safe Mode, I still get the same Blue Screen of death, with the same message.
     
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    So what about the time and date in BIOS
     
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    Mac,

    Not sure what you mean by

    2. Check time and date in BIOS normally F2 on first post.


    I can even access Safe Mode
     
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    When the computer boots the first screen is known as the post screen.
    On that screen it normally tells you how to enter setup.
    It is normally F2, but it may be delete.
    You have just a second or so at the most to press that key.
    You will then enter setup - ie The BIOS screen - go from there.

    PLs try and reply a little quicker, otherwise this will take all night.
     
  9. holymoly

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    OK got into the BIOS and in CMOS changed the date to today'

    What next?
     
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    What was it please.
     
  11. holymoly

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    should I change the time as well?
     
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    YES
     
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    Now in BIOS there will be a setting LOAD optimum settings or if not LOAD defaults. I cannot tell you where it is as I do not know which BIOS but normally on right hand side of screen.
    DO NOT FORGET that to save settings you have to press normally F10 save and exit.
    Having done that try booting Windows again.
    If you have already left BIOS and did NOT save and exit after time setting it will be back to how it was.

    The problem is without doubt caused by that flat CMOS battery - it needs replacing.
     
  15. holymoly

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    OK was able to boot in safe mode and in Device Manager I do have the ACPI.

    So you say the problem is either a Driver (which one), Memory or CMOS battery.

    Thanks if you hit the sack in UK
     
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