BIOS Not fully APCI Compliant Error

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Goose 02, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. Goose 02

    Goose 02 Guest

    I am attempting to install Vista x86 and i get the blue screen of death
    saying my bios is not fully apci compliant, how do i resolve this?
    Goose 02, Jun 20, 2006
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  2. Goose 02

    rahi Guest

    Check following

    A) enter to bios and check acpi settings there and adjust them (cannot tell
    exactly options due i dont know your bios)
    B) update bios from motherboard manufacturer
    rahi, Jun 20, 2006
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  3. Goose 02

    PSPHax0r9 Guest

    Well that solution does not work for me. I have tried to isntall Vista Beta
    2 seven seperate times, each time adjusting something different. I have the
    most updated BIOS, and I even contacted my BIOS manufacturer by phone after
    they did a scan to detect my exact BIOS. They said my bios is 100% fully
    ACPI compliant. As a matter of fact, all BIOSes since 1998 are....

    My computer is less than a year old. Windows XP runs fine. My BIOS
    settings menu gives no options whatsoever for ACPI.
    PSPHax0r9, Jul 2, 2006
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    Walter B Guest

    While running XP, check the Device Manager, Computer, and see if it
    says Standard PC or some variation of ACPI.

    I had the same problem, so I reinstalled XP (second "repair") and when
    the F6 prompt for installing special drivers comes up, press F5
    instead. There, you get a list of types of computers, and you can
    select the appropriate ACPI computer. Note: after the reinstall, you
    will have to renew all the MS updates (there are around 80).

    This worked for me to install Vista as an upgrade from XP Pro SP2.
    Walter B, Jul 3, 2006
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    Walter B Guest

    I forgot to mention, if you are planning on a clean install, then boot
    from the Vista installation DVD, and you should be OK without going
    through the XP stuff.
    Walter B, Jul 3, 2006
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