Tosh Satellite

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by MS-Pcbob, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. MS-Pcbob

    MS-Pcbob Guest

    I have attempted to load Vista on a Tosh A30 (I think it is)

    P4 2.8
    512RAM
    40GB HDD

    The problem is that I get a blue screen explaining that the bios is not ACPI
    compatible.
    I wish to disagree with that!!!!!

    Has anyone else had this problem?

    BTW - Have burnt a multiple of disks and have checked them - They are all in
    working order.
     
    MS-Pcbob, Jun 11, 2006
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    MPfreeUK Guest

    I also have a Toshiba Satellite A30 Series (SA30-714). BIOS Rev: 1.80

    Yup ACPI stop error on mine. I am guessing the more advanced power standards
    on some laptops is to blame. Why cant everyone stick to the standards to the
    letter.

    I plan to do some fiddling and if successful post some results.

    Depressing as I have tried all my "play" PCs and wont install on any. Apple
    iMac intel core duo, cant install on that without doing some nasty mods :S My
    Main PC to valuable to use Beta on... guess i gonna have to find some bits to
    build.
     
    MPfreeUK, Jul 20, 2006
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  3. Well Look at the ACPI Standard... and also look up who wrote the standard and
    when..

    you have ACPI Standard 1.0B not 2 or better

    you'll find out that vers. 2 and up was written in 2002 but these company
    first became compliant in mid 2006 that way they hope to boost new sales with
    vista.
    got the same problem with a M35X which was sold till mid 2006 and some
    people are still selling it.

    this i would say is a deal gone bad for Microsoft.
     
    ComputerDummy, Nov 28, 2006
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  4. WEll After some research I found out it's in the hands of toshiba to update
    the BIOS to ACPI Vers.2 or higher for Vista to work.
     
    ComputerDummy, Dec 7, 2006
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