Vista ACPI non-compliance issue

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Reijison, Apr 3, 2007.

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    Reijison Guest


    I am attempting to upgrade from Windows XP Pro SP2 to Windows Vista Home
    Premimum. When I incert the CD, Vista comes up with the message that my
    computer is not ACPI compliant. I checked my bios settings, APCI is enabled,
    so I assume for some reason it was not installed when I installed XP. I
    checked the device manager and it was not. However, I attempted to reinstall
    XP and I cannot for the life of me get ACPI to install. I tried pressing F5
    during the raid driver installation and nothing happens.

    How do I get my computer to install ACPI?

    My motherboard is an NF550 Biostar Tforce 550. It's Windows Vista Certified
    and APCI compliant.

    Please help! :)
    Reijison, Apr 3, 2007
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    Robert Moir Guest

    I'd check to see if there are any bios updates for the motherboard.
    Obviously check if the mobo support site lists this as an issue also.
    Robert Moir, Apr 3, 2007
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    Reijison Guest

    I've updated to the latest bios and still have the same ACPI issue. I've
    attempted to run the install with 1 stick of RAM, no luck. The motherboard,
    Tforce 550 SE is Vista Certified and should work.

    I still cannot get vista installed. =(
    Reijison, Apr 4, 2007
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    David Crook Guest

    I have the same issue trying to upgrade to Vista Home Basic from Win 2000 Pro... I have flashed the latest (as far as I can tell) BIOS from the ASUS website, and activated the APM features, including ACPI 2.0... still tells me my computer is non-compliant. I have an ASUS P4S800D-X motherboard. Anyone? - .NET Developer Portal of Choice
    David Crook, Apr 13, 2007
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    Lord Tedric Guest

    I have the same issue regarding ACPI. W2k Pro, i've also upgrade the bios to
    the latest version - Gigabyte GA-k8nsc 939 f8. Would love a solution :(
    Lord Tedric, Jun 29, 2007
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    Lord Tedric Guest

    Not very helpfull I know :(:(:(
    Lord Tedric, Jun 29, 2007
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    Lord Tedric Guest

    This simple here seems to be to boot from the Vista CD and install a 'CLEAN
    COPY' of Vista - ok, you lose all your setting etc. and you'll need to
    reinstall your programs, but this has cicumvented the ACPI issue ans so far
    Vista has installed and is running without problems - but I will post if this

    Lord Tedric, Jun 29, 2007
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    billdagoalie Guest

    I queried my mobo maker and they told me that it is an early CD issue and the
    fix is "an available patch that has to be included on the boot disk". Looking
    for that now

    Cannot install a clean copy from an upgrade CD. Tried and still get the same

    billdagoalie, Nov 10, 2007
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