Is there a workaround for the "Your BIOS is not ACPI Compliant" BSOD during install?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Zack Whittaker \(R2 Mentor\), Mar 12, 2006.

  1. Do you think it'll work if you uninstall or "unflash" the BIOS back to the
    previous version?

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  2. You are using an operating system that is not even officially supported, OS
    X, my recommendation would be to format that system and install only Linux
    and Windows.
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Mar 12, 2006
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  3. Zack Whittaker \(R2 Mentor\)

    Noah Body Guest

    I'm running the most recent BIOS for my notebook and I'm not sure why
    Vista is complaining since XP, OS X, and SUSE all work just fine

    I know under XP you can hold down a key to force the install not to
    install the ACPI HAL but that doesn't seem to work with Vista.
    Noah Body, Mar 12, 2006
  4. Zack Whittaker \(R2 Mentor\)

    Noah Body Guest


    Thanks for the advice, but OS X works too well for me to remove it. In
    fact, Vista is going to have to be something really amazing to come
    close to the stability and usability of OS X. If Apple would release
    OS X for all Intel machines I would drop MS in a second. Yes, OS X is
    that good....

    Stuff I find interesting:

    -Vista complains about ACPI in the BIOS yet OS X works pretty well.

    -Aero Glass won't run on 90% of the Graphic Cards including my
    notebook's yet CI and QE both work fine.

    Its hard not to think of Microsoft as either poor programmers or just
    bold face liars.

    Noah Body, Mar 12, 2006
  5. Zack Whittaker \(R2 Mentor\)

    Noah Body Guest


    Thanks for the reply. I don't believe an older version of the BIOS
    will fix the problem. I had a pm from another person who read my
    message and suggested replacing halacpi.dll and halmacpi.dll which I
    might try.

    Thanks again,
    Noah Body, Mar 12, 2006
  6. Zack Whittaker \(R2 Mentor\)

    Sri Guest

    I am also having the same issue on my gateway laptop MN350WVN. So far no
    solution. Windows XP works fine on my laptop, but when I tried to install
    Vista, I too got the same error just during the beginning of the
    installation.(ACPI Compliant). If you find a solution please post it here,
    that would really help me.
    Sri, Mar 13, 2006
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