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ACPI Error from memory upgrade in Windows 2000

Q: ACPI Error from memory upgrade in Windows 2000

I just upgraded the memory in my Dell CPxJ laptop from 128mb to 256mb. I had to update my BIOS, but when I did everything worked fine. For one day. Then I started getting the blue screen with the ACPI Stop Error.

I have:

Removed the new memory stick. The machine worked fine.
Replaced my existing memory stick with the new one (in DIMM A). The machine worked fine.
Put the old memory stick in DIMM B and the new one in DIMM A. I got the Stop Error.
Put the old stick in DIMM B with nothing in DIMM A. The machine wouldn't boot.

Any advice that anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated.

A: ACPI Error from memory upgrade in Windows 2000

Try a different brand of RAM. Sometimes RAM modules can be incompatible with each other. Get it from

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I have just bought some new memory, 2 x 1 gig, inserted it and ran the test. I get one error in the Stride38 test. Address expected is different to the one returned.

I know which chip it is, should I send it back, or is this 1 error acceptable for the system?

Thanks for your response

A:MEMORY UPGRADE - Windows Memory Diagnostics Flags 1 Stride38 Error

please read the sticky about upgrading memory.

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Hello, i have a Compaq Armada 1700. This computer is from 1997 or 1996, so it doesn't support ACPI. I just want to make sure, to disable ACPI, when i install Windows 2000, when it says "Press F6 to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver", i should press F7 and this just disables ACPI so when i turn my computer off it says "It's now safe to turn off your computer". So i should just press F7? I just want to make this sure. So i don't start up my computer, and when 2000 boots, i just get a BSoD that says i should press F7 during the text-based part of setup or something.Thanks for any answer.

A:How to disable ACPI during Windows 2000 setup

Becuase some websites says that i should press F5. And some websites says that it is F7 i should press.

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I am using Windows 2000 Pro.
I installed the programm called "SentThere" (available as a
free download from or
The programm runs great, but when I click "EXIT" on the programm screen computer gives me the meessage:

"Application Error: The instruction at "0x1106e410" referenced memory at "0x1106e410". The memory could not be "read ".Click on OK to terminate the programm."

This doesn't happen with Windows 98 or Millenium, only with Windows 2000.
I have tried to do the following:
1.Reformat my hard drive and isntall fresh Windows
2.Installed all the recommended updates and service packs from Windows Update website.
3.Installed the Run-Time Libraries from as they recommended and reinstalled "SentThere"

The message still there. Please Help! Thank you in advance.

A:Windows 2000 memory error

My guess is that the shareware is not 2000 compatable. What's the big deal with answering the error message? Does your PC crash after the message?

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I am the owner of an old but good laptop Toshiba Dynabook SS 2000 (aka portege 2000). Hardware is: P750 / 128M / 20Gb. Long ago, RAM has been increased to 256 MB, but this is not enough.

Is it possible to replace the 128 MB module with new 256 MB to increase RAM to 384 mb?
Or maybe the only set the same volume as on the board?

A:Portege 2000 - memory upgrade

European Portege 2000 can be upgraded to 512MB. Compatible 256MB memory module has part number PA3158U-1M25.

I think you can use it on your Dynabook SS 2000. Check it out.

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A:Memory upgrade for HP 2000-2d37cl Notebook

Hi, For RAM, please use Crucial part from the followinf link: It uses CL=11. Regards.

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I am trying to install Windows XP SP3 on my HP Mini 1000 netbook from a USB thumbdrive.

I am able to boot into Windows setup but I get a BSOD at the "setup is starting Windows" step.



***STOP: 0x00000019 (0x00000020, 0xF8471538, 0xF8471B50, 0xCCC35D5B)

*** acpi.sys - Address F8471538 base at F845B000, DateStamp 480252b1
*** acpi.sys - Address F8471B50 base at F845B000, DateStamp 480252b1
I have searched extensively and I have not found any solutions.
Any ideas?

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Do you get as far as the screen where it asks where you want to install Windows?

You'll likely need to slipstream in the netbook's SATA controller drivers unless you have a floppy drive required to load drivers in at F6 prompt during initial drivers-loading phase.

SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

Is this a flash installer that is known-good to work on a previous install - because many have a hard time getting XP to install from stick.

Have you considered running XP in Virtual Box or Virtual Player as it is a lot less trouble. Most XP programs can also be made to run using Win7 Compatibility Mode

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I want to keep my computer up to date and installed Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4). When restarting after compl. of installation the windows will not start ending up with a darkblue screen with error message on top saying something like "start dumping of pyhsical memory..." When I start up inn safe mode and uninnstall/(restore to previous) Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4) it boots up normally again. Can anyone pls help so I can update my windows 2000 pro..


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I recently added 16G of Hynix memory (HYMP151F72CP4N3-Y5) to a Dell t7400 workstation that contained 16Gof memory as originally shipped (M395T5166AZ4-CE65).
dmidecode -t 17 | grep Size | grep MB Size: 4096 MB Size: 4096 MB Size: 4096 MB Size: 4096 MB Size: 4096 MB Size: 4096 MB Size: 4096 MB Size: 4096 MBAlso, the Dell mboard ACPI bios sees all 32G. Memtest passes on all 8 memory modules of 4mbeach. (So reordering or reseating the memory modules won't solve this. Itried this already.) I'm using the last bios posted to Dell's support pages:>dmidecode -s bios-versionA0>dmidecode -s bios-release-date05/23/20119
After I boot into linux, the system sees only 24G.
[ 0.000000] e820: BIOS-provided physical RAM map:[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000000000000-0x000000000009c3ff] usable[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000000f0000-0x00000000000fffff] reserved[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000000100000-0x00000000cfe0abff] usable[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000cfe0ac00-0x00000000cfe5cbff] ACPI NVS[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000cfe5cc00-0x00000000cfe5ebff] ACPI data[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000cfe5ec00-0x00000000cfffffff] reserved[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000e0000000-0x00000000efffffff] reserved[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000fe000000-0x00000000feffffff] reserved[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000ffb00000-0x00000000ffffffff] reserved[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000100000000-0x000000062fffffff] usable
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The maximum RAM compatibility for Windows Vista Business is only 4GB. a different OS will utilize the remainder.

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Just wondering what the heck is wrong. I turn on my computer after I had just installed a new PSU (the old one crapped out right after this problem had started). I thought the PSU would solve the problem since my computer was showing no activity when I tried turning it on. It now turns on, however the boot up process is unbelievably slow to the point it is ridiculous like 20-30 min process to get to an ACPI error screen. I have Vista Ultimate, and raid 0 for 2 raptors 150gb each. I haven't tried to flash my bios(in the process) or reinstall vista as I would like to keep the stuff on my hard drive. If anyone can tell me anything it would be greatly appreciated.
Slow boot/post - text and screens take minutes to switch; bios setup is also delayed both getting in and switching menus.

Continuous Reboot with windows error not allowing me to select start windows normally or boot in safe mode before it restarts. If I go to press the power button and lightly touch it - the process speeds up and goes to a blue screen showing an ACPI Error.

Any help once again is much appreciated. Thank you!

A:Really slow boot up and ACPI Error after Windows Logo

Can you try the F8 boot menu and turn off the "automatic restart" feature.

Then read the error message more thoroughly to identify it further. However the error may be the product of your continued pressing of the power button.

You might want to consider resetting the CMOS. I would also check to see that the memory is properly installed and perhaps experiment with 1 module at a time if possible.

Remove any devices not required for boot and double check all other connections.

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Hey guys. I have an older (but works great) laptop that I use as my portable device. It's a Toshiba Tecra 9000. I was attempting to install a fresh copy of Windows 7 Ultimate on there just so it would match up with my desktop (and because I really like Windows 7) and after starting the install from boot disc I get an error blue screen that reads:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

The BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compliant. Please contact your system vendor for an updated BIOS.

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x000000A5 (0x0000001D,0x00000000,0x00000000)

Am I not able to install Windows 7 on this laptop because it's so old or do I just need to update the bios or what? If that is the case how do I go about doing that?....

A:[SOLVED] ACPI compliant error while trying to install Windows 7

Hi shewillnotdie,

It is telling you that either the hardware or the BIOS version is incompatible with the Windows installation you're trying to do. I'm not aware of the specific error codes and didn't find a list of them on Microsofts site either.

After a quick look at the specifications of that laptop, I'm afraid it does not meet the requirements for Windows 7.

Sidenote: Some have apparently been able to install Windows 7 on older machines that doesn't meet the requirements, but I can't find any pattern as to which ones can. You could see if there are any BIOS updates for your machine and try, but bottom line is that the requirements are not met.

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When trying to access the organization chart in office 2000 it gives me a low memory error even when there is enough memory. Anybody else encountered this error and solved it?

A:Office 2000: Orgchart Low Memory Error

Only in org chart? Or elsewhere, too?

Do you have SR-1 on your office installation?

Have a look-see at this here very innerestin' piece o' infermashun from Bill & Co.:

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Hey guys. I have Dell inspiron N4050, I was attempting to install a fresh copy of Windows 7 Ultimate and after installation, it restarted I get an error blue screen that reads: A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps: The BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compliant. Please contact your system vendor for an updated BIOS. Technical information:
*** STOP: 0x000000A5 (0x0000001D,0x00000000,0x00000000)

A:ACPI compliant error while trying to install Windows 7 on DELL inspiron N4050

 If it doesn't show anything it has hardware related issues.

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i have a DELL XPS9100
CUST # 119614928
ORDER # 747507759
service tag # HC8NHYQ1
I also ran MANY other tests - including Windows 7 memory test - it passed
System Stress Test (Manual)
all passed but...

Advanced Pattern Test
Test Started

6/17/2016 9:15:17 PM
Error Message:
The pattern written (5555555555555555) did not match the pattern read (5555555755555555) at the physical address (000000025F55B088). The pattern difference was: 0000000200000000.
6/17/2016 9:15:51 PM
Test Finished:
Failed (Error code: WME22-0V0)
6/17/2016 9:16:05 PM


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Yesterday my computer suddenly went to a blue screen, with that appeared this "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer." 
Unfortunately I did not manage to get much more than that because my laptop then restarted.
I ran a system check via "My Dell" and another error about memory came up.
Error code 2000-0123
Validation 22743
Msg: Memory - integrity test discrepancy
Does anyone know what this problem is and how to fix it? Please help.
My laptop is running on Windows 7 Home Premium
Dell Inspiron 15R N5110

A:Memory - Integrity test discrepancy - Error Code 2000-0123

Thank you for writing to us.
This can either be a memory or a motherboard failure.We would suggest you to run diagnostics on the system and make a note of the error.
Also private message the service tag and email address.

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I am baffled and want some advice!

I have just upgraded a friends PC. It is a Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe mobo. It used to have two sticks of 1gb (800/5/5/5) which was running great, 128 mode, and I added the memory that they had bought (800/6/6/6). The bios settings were set to auto.

When it booted it stopped at the memory bit so I rebooted and this time it passed, but was running at 667. I went to the bios and manually set 800/6/6/6 which ran, but I started getting page errors etc. And it didnt boot everytime either.

I took out the original and left bios on auto, it detected the new memory and ran without trouble. I also ran memtest86 on both sticks without error.

What am I missing? Why does it keep dropping to 667?


p.s. its vista 64 hence the upgrade to 4gb.

A:Memory Upgrade Error

Many boards have problems when all four slots are populated. One of these is to downclock the ram to a slower speed. I have a nvidia chipset board sitting right here in my server that does the same thing.

Next did you check the asus site and check the qvl list for ram for your board?

Mixing ram of different mfg, speed and or timing is asking for problems.

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I wanted to upgrade my memory capacity on a Dell Precision 410 / Windows 2000 / Dual Processors / SCSI Hardrive. But an error message suddenly appeared. Can someone explain what this message mean? ""One or more memory DIMM are out of rev. PRess F1 to configure or Press F2 to continue."

I installed a pair 256 MB of RAM PC100 DIMM into a Dell Precision 410, which already has a pair of 128 MB RAM DIMMS. When the PCs boots to POST, the error message that I stated ealier dsplays.

When I pressed F1 to configure the memory, the amount of memory shown is correct. When I F2 to boot, the OS started without a problem. When I removed the newly installed RAM from the system and rebooted, the error message went away.

What exactly is the message is saying? It is so vague. I figured so far, that the new RAM that I installed is somehow not quite compatible or defective. Can someone explain this to me?

Thanks in advanced

A:Memory Upgrade Error Message

my buddy tried to put more memory in his dell...... come to find out he "had" to order the new memory from other memory would work...

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Allot of programs have been terminating with a message about a memory issue.
This is the log from the event viewer for one of the applications (explorer.exe):

Application popup: explorer.exe - Application Error : The instruction at
"0x77f82f21" referenced memory at "0x7fab026f". The memory could not be

Click on OK to terminate the program

Any Ideas? Thanks in advance. John.

A:Windows 2000 Memory

Hiya and welcome

First off, lets take a look at a log, as it may show something that may be causing this:

go to , and download 'Hijack This!'.
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log somewhere, and please copy & paste its contents to the forum.

It will possibly show other issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.
Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.

Also, is this happening on or offline? I assume that as you're on 2000, you may have a cable modem, so it'll be hard to tell, apart from disconnecting it.

Also, which version of Service Pack have you installed? The latest one may address this, as I'm on SP4.



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Is there anything I need to do. The HowTo's I've read dont mention CMOS changes.


A:Solved: Memory upgrade gives CMOS error

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I have windows server 2000, and recently have been recieving pops up stating that I am low on virtual memory. So at a gues is it because I dnt have enough mem?

Here is a scn shot of what I have at the mo.

Thanks in advance

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What messages do you get?

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I hope someone can help. I have 2 computers of friends that are doing the same thing, a memory dump on boot up. I will stick to one for now.

The computer has 2 hard drives. The old 4gb and a newer 60gb. Installed the new HD well over a year ago and all was fine till recently. It belongs to an elderly couple so they are not much help.

Sometimes, I can make it to the desktop and then the dump, other times, not that far in the boot process. As I watch the task bar at the bottom, I see things starting to load and when I see the Kodak Easy-share icon appear, it goes into the dump. Here is what I got from the event log.

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x00000050 (0xffffff98, 0x00000001, 0x8044f4fc, 0x00000000). Microsoft Windows 2000 [v15.2195]. A dump was saved in: C:\WINNT\MEMORY.DMP.

I checked the dmp file and it is HUGE. I reboot in safe mode and try to uninstall Kodak Easy-share and I get a windows error message not allowing me to uninstall that or any other program.

I did disconnect the new 60gb HD and go back to the old 4gb HD with the same Win2000 operating system and it boots and runs great. Ran it like that for several hours so I don't think it is defective ram.

Any help would be appreciated.


A:I need help. Memory Dump in Windows 2000 pro

When W2K writes fulll memory dump and it writes the minidump at \winnt\minidumps which is around 64K. Attach the minidumps here. This forum only *.txt or .zip so you have to either zip the minidump or rename it *.txt.

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A:Windows 2000 Memory Dump

If you go to view threads from the last 10 days, I had a similar problem, well identical actually.
It's posted under 'Hermes' and 'Constant blue screens'
It's worth seeing if you had the same messages displayed as I did.

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I have an IBM Aptiva with an Intel 440 chipset. To my chagrin I have been unable to find any Windows 2000 drivers for the hard disk controller (82371EB PIIX4E) of my particular chipset. This sux because during the install progress Windows 2000 fails to detect a mass storage device since it doesn't recognize the controller.

I have been to the Intel website and was unable to find an updated driver. Searches on the net have also been fruitless. Am I going to buy an IDE controller card to get this comp updated?


A:Trying to upgrade to Windows 2000

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I needed to upgrade Windows 98SE to Windows 2000 in order to use some professional tax software. I performed an fdisk and format operation, and set the bios to detect the cd first. I have tried to install the operating system from both the boot discs and the cd. After performing its operation, the screen remains blue with the words "Windows 2000 Setup" at the top, and a note at the bottom of the screen that says "Setup is starting Windows 2000".
Unfortunately, nothing happens. I called Microsoft, spent 1 1/2 hours on the phone with them. Couldn't resolve the problem. Said I might have hardware issues. HELP!!!!!!!!!! We couldn't even get the original operating system to reinstall.

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Since nothing is on the HD yet, start the PC from the W98 bootdisk, without CD-ROM support, use FDISK and delete the current partitions.
Then create a new Primary partition of no more than 8GB. Next, create another Extended partition this time, using up all the left space on the harddisk. In that extended partition, create a Logical partition, using up all the space left.
Set the first, primary partition to Active.
Quit Fdisk. Reboot again on the W98 floppy, without CD-ROM support.
Format both partitions in FAT32 format c: \u and format d: \u. The first, Primary partition will become your C-drive. The second Extended/Logical partition will be your D-drive.
Reboot again on the W98 floppy, but this time WITH CD-ROM support.
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Remove the floppy and the CD.
Go to the D-drive, by typing in: D: and hit enter. Then type cd \W2K-SRC and hit enter. Now type in setup and hit enter.
Hopefully the install will go through this time.

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Hey all. Hopefully someone can help me with this. Now I know that you can't upgrade Windows 2000 Pro to XP with the upgrade cd, but that is unfortunately all I have. Is there any sort of way around this? I also have a Windows 98 cd, but I'm not sure if that can help me out at all. Can I downgrade my system to 98 then do the XP upgrade from there? Any help would be appreciated! Cheers in advance!

A:Windows 2000 upgrade to XP

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Can you please post this again, but this time maximize your notepad windows and turn off wordwrap

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When I click ok after it asks if you want to upgrade, I get an error message stating: setup was unable to load the file \I386\win9xupg\w95upg.dll" It further states: "A dynamic link library initialization routine failed" I have tested the CD on other computers including one that did not meet the minimum requirements and it worked fine.
I have an AMD K6-2, 366Mhz processor with 128 megs Ram, and a Creative 3630E AC101 Cd Rom. Please help.

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I have an old Win 95 based DELL Dimension XPS H233.Even Dell does'nt recognise it anymore.
I also have a laptop with XP with which I share a printer, still in the 21st century,
On this old PC I run Win 98 SE. (Upgrade) All legit.
I have made a bid on e-bay for a Windows 2000 upgrade, just for the hell of it, and also because Windows Update no longer serves Win 98.
Also , no way will this old desktop tolerate XP
I have learned that Win 98 SE is MS-DOS based and WIN 2000 onwards is NT based.
This suggests that my upgrade to Win 2000 should be, at the very least, interesting.
Any suggestions that would prevent this upgrade becoming a total disaster would be very much appreciated.
At least, I still have my laptop to fall back on.

A:Windows 2000 upgrade

Your challenges may be to get the motherboard and video drivers needed for Windows 2000.

Minimum specs needed for WIndows 2000 are 133 MHz CPU and 64 MB RAM, but you have 233 MHz CPU, you will struggle if you still only have 64 MB of RAM though.

No DOS has no effect, the WIndows 2000 CD is bootable and it is used to do the install.

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Hello! I wanted to know if i could upgrade to windows 2000 on my old Compaq Presario 1210 laptop.The config. is-72MB RAM10GB HDDWindows 95(presently running)Intel Pentium2(250Mhz) processor24MB ATI A250 VGA graphic cardASUS Ethernet CardActually, I wanted to upgrade to Windows 2000 due to compatibility issues. I asked from my software vendor if I could upgrade to Windows XP, but he said that it requires 128MB RAM, and I do not have it. Secondly, it doesn't supports VGA graphic cards. Thirdly, processor should be more decent(Pentium3).

A:Can I upgrade to Windows 2000?

You should try Win98SE or possibly a lightweight Linux distro like Puppy. The minimum memory for Win2000 is 64MB, but it doesn't run well with that little...72MB isn't much of an improvement. And what is an "ATI A250"? It's not a video card I ever heard of before & googling it comes up empty.EDIT: I found the following but it doesn't match your system specs.

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I just upgraded to windows 2000 professional.I am having so many problems.The lastest being that I now have a blue screen that says
STOP oxoooooo7b inaccessible boot device.

can someone please help?


A:upgrade to windows 2000

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How can I upgrade from Windows 2000 to Windows XP without harming my computer? I have free wi fi service but it runs slow. I cannot get a smooth running youtube video or any other video because my computer runs too slow. Also, I seem to have lost internet explorer and would like to get it back. I'm working with Mozilla Firefox and I'd like to switch back but can't find IE in my programs list. I'm about as technologically challenged as it gets, so please keep it simple.

A:how can I upgrade my windows 2000 to XP?

First of all, are both posters above the same person? If so, don't do that, it is confusing.If Windows 2000 runs slow because of outdated hardware then WinXP will be even worse.Of course, without any information on your computer we can't begin to know if your system can run XP.

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There few things that i think are related and bug the system down.

If i try to access the "Group policy" from the properties tab on the server at "Active pages users and computers" gives me the error message "Domian controler not found for domain my-domian.

The following errors are logged in the even viewer:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: NTDS General
Event Category: Global Catalog
Event ID: 1126
Date: 7/19/2001
Time: 1:45:16 PM
User: Everyone
Unable to establish connection with global catalog.
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Userenv
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1000
Date: 7/19/2001
Time: 1:52:09 PM
Windows cannot determine the user or computer name. Return value (1355).
Event Type: Error
Event Source: SclgNtfy
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1002
Date: 7/19/2001
Time: 1:46:15 PM
User: N/A
Default group policy object cannot be created. Error 1355 to open and bind to DS.

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I just upgraded to windows 2000 professional.I am having so many problems.The lastest being that I now have a blue screen that says
STOP oxoooooo7b inaccessible boot device.

can someone please help?


A:upgrade to windows 2000

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Can I upgrade Office 2000 to Office XP, while still running Windows 2000?

I could use some of the features of Office XP, and would really like to retain my Windows 2000 environment. Do you think I could make this upgrade in Office?


A:Can I upgrade Office 2000 to Office XP, while still running Windows 2000?

Office XP can run on Windows 2000. Even though the operating systems and office suites have the same naming convention, that doesn't mean that they have to match up (Windows 2000-Office 2000, Windows XP-Office XP).

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I am continually getting the message that my virtual memory is low. Often my computer just locks up. I doubled the memory allocation, but it made no difference. I have Mcafee's virus scan running all of the time and I leave on the machine always. After I reboot it may take hours for it to happen again but it always happens.

I saw something similar on another thread about removing programs from the startup file, but I was unable to find the msconfig file.

I have no idea why it is happening.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thank you,

Dieter Schmied

A:virtual memory drain in windows 2000 pro

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Help, me! Help, me please, Miss Scarlet, I don't know nothin' about fixin' computers!!!

My daughter's desktop has Windows 2000 Prof. and is used mainly for school work, email, AIM, and a few games; fairly sparse as to programs.
It is an Emachine about 2000 or so (I know, I know...),128 MB RAM, 15 GB hardrive, and originally came with Windows ME.

A year ago a friend removed Windows ME and everything, and we went back to 2000 Prof. (he said it was more stable?). Norton System Works is on it, but recently I saw that some of it was disabled. The hp printer stopped working months ago - that is when I discovered that a "Professional" version inhibits the normal helps available. We still have not figured that out!

Now, a more extreme problem; this message is appearing: "Windows - Virtual Memory Minimum too Low. Your system is low on virtual memory. Windows is increasing the size of your virtual memory paging file. During the process, memory requests for some applications may be denied. For more info, see Help."

Other messages we may see: Windows Unalble to Load Device Driver - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\VIRUSD~1\20040613.017\NAVENG.Sys device driver could not be loaded. Error status was 0xc000009a

User inti.exe - Application Error
The application failed to initialize properly (0x0000142). Click on OK to terminate the applicaton.

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A:Windows 2000 Prof/Virt.Memory too low/help!

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I have an old Compaq laptop with Win98 installed. It only supports 128k of Ram. Can I run Windows 2000 with only 128k of Ram?Thanks for your [email protected]

A:Minimum Ram memory required for Windows 2000

I believe you meant 128 MB. Even Windows 98 wouldn't run on only 128k.Windows 2000 will run fine on 128 MB of RAM, depending on what you want to do with it. It is capable of running on a system with as little as 32 MB of RAM.

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The NNTP (Network News Transport Protocol) service in Windows NT 4.0
and Windows 2000 contains a memory leak in a routine that processes
news postings. Each time such a posting is processed that contains a
particular construction, the memory leak causes a small amount of
memory to no longer be available for use. If an attacker sent a large
number of posts, the server memory could be depleted to the point at
which normal service would be disrupted. An affected server could be
restored to normal service by rebooting


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Y700-15ISK Laptop (ideapad, 80NV)Newly installed Windows7 x64have unknown device ACPI\VPC2004have unknown device ACPI\INT33A3have unknown device USB\VID_8086&PID_0A66&REV_2780&MI_04???

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I have a drafting cad lab of 27 computers. They are 3 years old. They were 500 mhz P3 motherboards.
All the computer lab added (new teacher) was new motherboards PenIV 2.2 ghz and new cases.
We kept our harddrives win 2000 pro.
The bios finds the harddrives, but when the win 2000 starts up we get "blue screen" errors about the hard drive.
Problem on all 27 computers (all identical).
Surely there is some step they missed. Please help before this (new teacher) insists on reformatting every hard drive and reloading all software ARRGH!
All were working perfectly before!!
Thanks guys!

A:upgrade and now can't read windows 2000

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I wish to upgrade my hp 2000-2120tu to windows 10.Does my laptop support windows 10 64bit . Does the drivers available in hp website for my 2000-2120tu works after upgrading to windows 10 64 bit?

View Solution.

A:Can I upgrade my HP 2000-2120tu to windows 10 ?

AJS11 wrote:Shall I know what is the reason you say so.Does my system doesn't support win10 ?In my opinion, you can safely Ignore what the other member said.  He does not know the answer to your question. @PeerOne?Stick to the facts please. Only state what you know and post only what will benefit  the original poster. There is a section for opinions here called Your Voice.   @AJS11?Try the get Windows 10 app. Read the following Microsoft web document. I am not certain if the Get Windows 10 app is stillavailable. It is worth a try. is the update that you need to install to see the get Windows 10 app. Once you see the app, you can click on the Check your upgrade status selection to run a compatibility test. the test will let you know if you notebook is compatible with Windows 10.  

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i had a similar problem thats alredy been brought up.., i had windows me installed on a drive & tried to upgrade to 2000 from there cept the upgrade wouldnt even accept/recognize the windows 2000 oem nmbrs/product key while trying to upgrade from windows me, so i ended up installing 98se & then upgrading to windows 2000 from there.., dont kno why u cant upgrade from me tho - it seems like u shud be able to since its an os thats below win 2000 alredy..

A:window 2000 upgrade from windows me

The upgrade from ME to Windows 2000 was never supported by Microsoft. The reason is that Windows 2000 is actually older than ME. Windows 2000 was at one time supposed to be the final merging of the 9x (consumer ) and NT (business) product lines. For a number of technical reasons that didn't work out and Windows 2000 was released primarily for business use. ME was later released to generate some revenue from the consumer line until XP was completed.

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I am preparing to wipe clean a machine running Windows 2000 and install XP..... and I am in way over my head here
The machine is a DELL several years old with a Pentium 4 and 512 Mb of RAM. I doubt I could find any original disks of anything. I ran Belarc to see what's in it. Now I guess I am supposed to find drivers for everything somewhere = endless internet searching ? for how many drivers ?? -motherboard ?, NVIDIA dualview / NVIDIA Quadro NVS with AGP8X graphics card, Sony CD-RW CRX216E, Toshiba DVD-ROM SD-R5112, 3.5" floppy... how deep does the list go ? Hard disk controllers ? mouse drivers ? USB drivers ? Ethernet ? does anything come with XP ?.

I haven't done anyhting yet, but I guess the process is to reformat the hard drive, install XP, boot from the disk and then somehow psyche out how to install drivers.

I was trying to give this computer to my dad for Christmas.... (he's running WIndows 98 w/ 256 Mb of RAM)

So...should I run in the other direction, send this machine to the landfill and buy another for $400 ? or is this soemthing a rookie with half a brain could take on ?

A:Upgrade to XP from Windows 2000 - how to not mess it up ?

the only important drivers you will need to find are the sound, network, graphics, and chipset drivers

if the machine is a dell, then there should be a support page on the dell website with a list of all the drivers you will need for that pc -- all you need is the model name/number


installing xp isnt too hard
you can reformat the hard disk (delete partition) early on in the xp setup so dont worry about doing it beforehand

hope ur dad likes his present!

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good afternoon folks,

my daughter has an older model sony vaio (pcg- fx220) running ms windows 2000 pro and is wanting to upgrade to xp. she purchased her upgrade software from her college vendor and they shipped her 2 discs. one is labeled ms windows xp professional with service pack 2 and the other is labeled ms windows xp professional x64 edition.

i am assuming the i should install the w xp pro with serv. pk 2 instead of the 64x version. in the back of my mind, there is some previously learned and nearly forgotten info regarding processors and hers is an older 750 pentium iii ---

belarc's rundown on her computer-

Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 4 (build 2195) Sony Corporation PCG-FX220K(UC)
System Serial Number: 28323630-3701587
Enclosure Type: Notebook
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
750 megahertz Intel Pentium III
32 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies LTD R0216U0 05/16/01
Drives Memory Modules c,d
14.98 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
6.86 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

QSI DVD-ROM SDR-081 [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

IBM-DJSA-220 [Hard drive] (15.00 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 44T44YX2082, rev JSKOAC3A, SMART Status: Healthy 254 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'SODIMM1' has 128 MB
Local Drive Volumes

c: (FAT32 on drive 0) 5.99 GB 478 MB free
d: (FAT32 on drive 0) 8.99 GB 6.38 GB free

could someone verify which upg... Read more

A:windows upgrade questions 2000 pro to xp pro

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This is the response that I am getting when Windows 2000 starts up after the update. I want to save what files are on the laptop and hope I do not have to do a full install. This is the message that comes up.

The Logon User Interface DLL GTGina.DLL failed
to load.

Contact your system administrator to replace the DLL, or restore the original DLL.

Please someone help me!!!

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I am trying to upgrade from windows 98 to windows 2000 professional.After i put the cd in everthing seems to be downloading OK until the setup process begins.The computer automatically shuts down and turns itself off. Can someone please help?



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I have just upgraded a computer at work from Win98 se to Windows 2000 Professional using a new Upgrade package w/SP4.

Two things are happening that are stifling me:

1. The computer will not join the domain. When the upgrade was done it was at a different office so during the upgrade, we were not able to access the domain. Now bringing it back to the office with the domain and we cannot get on the office domain. I have tried to edit the Network ID by changing it to the domain name instead of the WORKGROUP and I keep receiving a message that states something about there already being a set of credentials on the domain. Of course I tried doing this WITHOUT any other client PC on so I was the only unit attempting to get on the domain. Then I tried other clients and every other one was logging right in.

2. We also run a second server that is a Novell server. During startup, while running the script for the Novell server, we receive this error:
The NTVDM has encountered an illegal instruction.
CS:020a IP:0115 OP:0f 00 00 00 00 Choose Close to
teminate the application.

I am wondring if any of this may have been caused from the upgrade or are these issues that can be kinked out because of the upgrade?

Thanks in Advance,

A:Windows 2000 Upgrade problems

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I tried to update to Windows10, but when the installation was almost finished I received an error message. My laptop restarted and tried to Recover the Upgrade. But it failed and I was brought back to windows7. But now my Windows7 is showing Not-Genuine. I used the product key with me (taken from my system using "Produkey" software) and still it is not getting activated!! It is asking me to contact HP for a solution... Help me please....!!

A:Re: Can I upgrade my HP 2000-2120tu to windows 10 ?

A Windows 10 upgrade is not one size fits all. You should have started your own thread.   I will move your post to a unique one. This time please provide all of the details, including your notebook's complete product number or product name. 

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I'm trying to format the hard drive on a Dell 150 Optiplex. When I put in the XP installation disk it starts to run then gives me the message that it can't cont. setup:
\$WIN_NT$."BT\KDCOM.DDL (error code 14) I've done the same install on other 150's but this is the first time I've gotten this message. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:XP format upgrade from Windows 2000

Whats the exact text of the error message? Does it say the file can't be loaded, or can't be found, or is corrupt?
Can you boot to the Recovery Console, or does the error occur before the first menu screen?

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Hey Everyone.

I have been thinking about upgrading my laptop computer to Windows 2000. Hopefully I don't have problems when it comes to finding the right drivers for my laptop computer, but the other thing that I am worried about is downloading the updates. My computer is only 300MHz with 96 MB of RAM in it, I only connect at 28.8 on the phone line and I haven't got a network to connect my laptop to high speed. Is there a way that I can download seperate updates for Windows 2000? Is there a way I can download Internet Explorer 6 and save it?

A:Would like to upgrade my Compaq laptop to Windows 2000

go here to get 2000 updates .
goto walmart & get a AOL cd for free & browse the cd & IE6 will be on it, make sure you put the cd in the drive before the computer boots so AOL doesn't start it's auto start-up.

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Hi all,

I've been running Win98 for ages now and upgraded (right word?!!!) to W2K a few days ago.

Everything has been running smoothly aside from the DVD aspect of my pc.

The cd/dvd drive is called Matshita DVD-ROM SR-8583 in the device manager. It still plays CD/CD-ROMs fine, but I can't get the DVD side to work.

This is what i see when i first stick a disc in:

There are a couple of different dvd playing software programs on my machine, but none of which work, presumably due to the lack of a compatible DVD decoder as mentioned in the error message.

I have searched and can't seem to find any indication as to how to get across this issue or even to find out for definite that this drive is not compatible with W2K.
It seems as if Matshita is connected with Panasonic, but i can't find anything on their sites.

Does anyone have any ideas at all?


PS:Since posting this, i have found this website,, and it appears to show that there are no updated drivers for Windows2000, but there is OS Standard Support, whatever that means!

A:DVDs won't play since Windows 2000 upgrade

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Can someone tell me what to do about an error that comes up and says

system is low on Virtual Memory. To ensure windows runs properly increase the size of your virtual memory paging file.

How do I do that on windows 2000?

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I have windows 8 on a Lenovo desktop PC with an AMD A4 5000 APU 1.5 GHZ., 4 GB ram. 
I downloaded a game called Rohan Blood feud a month ago and every so often this common error comes up after clicking my character after I log in. memory 0x77 at referenced memory cannot be read. the error itself is hit and miss, sometimes it happens sometimes it doesn't. I have narrowed it down to three possibilities. Game guard the hacking prevention system built into the game is not compatible,not having enough ram to process the game request at the time i try to run the game or There might be an issue with AMD catalyst control system being out of date and is interfering with my game. Is there anything I can do besides uninstalling and re-installing the game? I have done this 3 times and it is only a temporary fix since the error is back after 2 game plays. 

A:memory 0x77 at referenced memory cannot be read error in windows 8

if it helps i downloaded the game from the Gamepron mirror, which i believe is a mirror in Australia even though it is English.

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Thanking all in advance for any help offered!

I attempted to upgrade a laptop with win98 installed using the windows 2000 installation disk. I have done this several times on my desktop(reinstallations) without any problems.
However, as I was apprehensive about the upgrade because the system was FAT I did not risk the "Would you like to upgrade to ( Sorry! forgot the regular alternate drive system ntsf???) Whether this was the start of my problems I do not know.

When I ran the upgrade in (Did not interfere with installed applications mode)the following problems arose immediately.

1. The program Act! ( A business database) immediately became inaccessible due to the need of internet Explorer 5. or higher (5 had been present prior to upgrade and was suddenly not installed therefore Act was inaccessible though still present.

2. "Unknown Devices" suddenly appeared in the system hardware profile and yellow questionmarks appeared beside the Network Card intel 82550/1/7/8/9 Ethernet Express Pro 100(B) Ethernet Adaptor,and Audio Device Controller.

3. A message popped up saying the following were affected by the attempted upgrades changes.

a) Fujitsu FUJo2B1 Device Driver
b) Above mentioned ethernet
c)Lucent Technologies Port Interface Soft Modem AMR
d)Yamaha AC-XG Audio Device

As a result of the above and my not then having direct access to the internet on this laptop I was unable to download the windows updates I thought would help to solve the problem.
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A:DESPERATE! Windows 98/Fat System/ upgrade to 2000 Disaster! Help!

Forgot to mention! I have secured my Act database on an independent ZIP file. The objective is to do a complete "CLEAN" Ntsf file system windows 2000 pro install on the laptop.


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If you installed Windows NT with a single processor, and are upgrading to a HT (hyper threading), dual-core or quad-core processor, you are in trouble. Both Intel and Microsoft are very un-informative of this problem, which is strange as, I'll later explain, has a very simple solution. It could be that they aren't aware of it, but this has to have a high instance of occurrence and is very apparent (it can cause up to an 80% performance hit). Anyway, if you install NT (pretty much any flavor), it installs either a single or multiprocessor kernel and HAL driver as to what it sees. Now, if you upgrade this processor for speed or cache, this is "plug-n-play" within this class of processor, but will not change from single to multi on it's own.

The problem is that if you upgrade to an HT (Hyper-threading) or a dual or quad (multi) core processor, the kernel and HAL can't deal with them. I believe it screws them up enough that they put the processor into 386 mode. The correct files were not loaded in the initial NT install, the problem is not reported in any way, and if you go into Device Manager, it shows 2 processors (if it only shows one, but you know your multi, check that HT or multi is enabled in BIOS Setup) . The evidence that this is occurring is to CTL-ALT-DEL to Task Manager, then tab Performance, if you see only one CPU graph, you have this problem.

The solution is to get these files from your last service pack (Very important that the fi... Read more

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I recently upgraded my Windows 7 laptop from 4GB of physical memory to 8 GB. The Bios immediately recognized the added memory but it appears the Task Manager physical memory has not changed and only recognizes ~3.5 GB of available memory. Is there a way
to have Task Manager recognize the added memory? Is the fact that the Task Manager does not recognize the added memory mean other functions are not recognizing the added memory?

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If Ihave windows 2000 sp3 and want to upgrate to windows vista, can I upgrade from windows 2000 sp3 to windows vista or do I need to upgrade to windows xp first and then can I upgrade to windows vista ?


A:Upgrade from windows 2000 sp3 to windows vista

You can't do an in-place upgrade to Vista, meaning you have to do a clean install requiring you re-install your applications and back up your data. You can use the Upgrade version though, which is cheaper.

If you have to do an in-place upgrade, you would have to upgrade to XP Pro as Win2K can't be upgraded to XP Home, and from P Pro you can only upgrade to Vista Business or Vista Ultimate, you can't upgrade to Vista Home Basic or Premium.

I'd recommend doing a clean install rather than trying to upgrade through two version of Windows, especially considering how big a change Vista is from Win2K/XP

You'll want to make sure your system meets the minimum requirements as well. If your PC is more than 5 years old, you might consider a new PC. Even a low end PC today will out perform most older PCs

System requirements for Windows Vista

Windows Vista: Upgrade options

Installation choices for 32-bit consumer versions of Windows Vista

Installation choices for 64-bit consumer versions of Windows Vista

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Hello Guys,

Can I upgrade my from WIndows NT 4 to Windows 2000 without having to delete all stored files???


A:Windows NT4 upgrade to Windows 2000 server

Not 100% certain you can, but you shouldn't.

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Ok I love to use windows 98 2nd edition but now needing to upgrade as the world has moved on the problem is
Compatibility of my hardware: now I have the drivers on cd and on my pc I made a backup copy when I get to the part that says supply the files it doesnt acknowledge them from the copy on pc and if I try to put in cd to provide them it goes to bluescreen saying error reading cd
now how Am I to supply the file when either way it will not let me? and how can I preinstall it when I need win 98 file to run my pc?

here is list the the compatibilty check stated:

BDA IpSink [not currently present]
BDAMPEFilter[not currently present]
BDA SlipDeframer [not currently present]
IntellUSB 2.0Enhanced host controller 24d3
Intel [R]82801 EB SMbus controller24d3
Internet Connection Sharing
NABTS/FECVBI Codec[not currently present]
Nvidia GeForce 5700LE
USB 2.0 Root Hub Device
World Standard Teletext Codec [not currently present]

2. I tried booting from cd it states that the following file is missing or corrupt<windows2000root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe please reinstall a copy of the above file

3. Then I tried making the 4 floppies for a floppy boot it stated setup. txt is missing when it tried booting
4.Now problems 2 and 3 could that be
from the fact that
I am trying to install from a Backup copy
[not original cd of windows 2000] Im asking is
windows 2000 copy protected?
I Would Appreciate Any Help
James Mihm

A:Trying to finally upgrade from windows 98 to windows 2000

Sorry very much but I don't understand;what CD are you using & exactly which files
are you missing?Drivers for 2000 & 98se are different if you mean modem drivers?The
file system is different from memory-2000 using NTFS(New Technology File System)-98
built upon DOS.Thats the compatability issue-everything for the drivers is on the net,
Drivers .com is a place to start-all other files also available here and there.Look at for the info&links.

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I own a notebook ACER aspire 5920G with Vista premium os and i recently tried to install VistaSP1.Before the installation is finished i had a message about ''error at ACPI.sys'' with no further installation available.Is it probably a BIOS problem and needs to be updated or something else?

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im having an issue installing windows 7..

This computer is not compliant with the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) standard. Windows must be installed onto a computer that supports ACPI. Contact your computer manufacturer for a BIOS update or install Windows on an ACPI-compliant computer.

im using an updated evga 780i sli mobo with the newest bios i check the bios and acpi is on... any help would be great..

A:ACPI error!!

I spent 14 hours on this topic yesterday, he never posted back to my last question in the thread. Please read all the posts & see if any pertain to your problem. then post some additional info & questions. Welcome to SevenForums.

Win7 setup ACPI not compatible?

" Doc "

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Well I'm having endless annoying problems with my pc. It all started last week when afer a reboot it came up with the BSOD STOP: 0x0000005A.

"STOP: 0x000000A5 (Parameter1, Parameter2, Parameter3, Parameter4)
The ACPI Bios in this system is not fully compliant to the specification. Please read the Readme.txt for possible workarounds, or contact your system vendor for an updated bios.

The bios in this system is not fully ACPI compliant. Please contact your system vendor for an updated bios. If you are unable to obtain an updated bios or the latest bios supplied by your vendor is not ACPI compliant, you can turn off ACPI mode during text mode setup. To do this, simply press the F7 key when you are prompted to install storage drivers. The system will not notify you that the F7 key was pressed--it will silently disable ACPI and allow you to continue your installation."

This is the error. I have searched the web and I found the exact error but with a new install of windows xp. I tried downloading a new bios for my motherboard GA-7va rev 1.0 but when i run the update it says it does not match my chipset despite it suite clearly stamped on my motherboard.
I have also tried installing XP again without ACPI but that proceeds in crashing with another BSOD 0x00000050.

I would also like to point out that no new hardware or software has been installed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:ACPI error

Try physically resetting the CMOS using the onboard jumpers -- and make sure the battery itself is good.

The error can also occur due to faulty ram.

Beginners Guides: Diagnosing Bad Memory

Windows Memory Diagnostic
Memtest86 - A Stand-alone Memory Diagnostic

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hello to all members

I have an HP Pavilion dv6 8GB total DDR3 memory and 700 GB

HDD HitachiHTS727575A9E364 of 698.64 GB SATA II

Windows 7 Ultimate (X64) Service Pack 1 installed

I want to install XP on the D: (which is empty)

Disk 698 GB HDD (divided into 3 partitions)

C: Win 7 = 252 GB (Windows 7 installed)
D: Empty = 155 GB (XP to be install)
F: Archive = 289 GB (here I store various documents, music, programs, etc. ..)

All goes well until you reach the middle of the installation the computer stops on the blue screen with the following error:

STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0XF73B8D66, 0XF78D1EA0, 0XF78D1B9C)
error acpi.sys address F73B8D66 base at f73ad000 dateStamp 480252B1

Really I'm a little lost due to research on the net
I'd like your help to solve this problem.

I would like your advice step by step to get to install XP.
Thank you in advance

A:error acpi.sys

I haven't done a dual boot in ages. But it is generally recommended that the OS's are installed by age (ie: oldest to newest).

Search for dual boot and you will find numerous guides.

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I recieved this error message when I was optimizing my system on the Mcafee clinic. There is no quick fix on that site. What is it,what does it mean, and what can I do to fix it? Thanks :

The "ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering" device has a problem.

(Pent III 355mhz 128mb memory Win98SE)

A:ACPI error

Personally I would ignore it.

It is a power saving feature of windows and your motherboard, and most people have it disabled anyway. If it is off, who cares if it has a problem?

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech

7/9 added two pay to listen to music sites

I've gotten 5 $18 GCs in 4 weeks listening to music!

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I have a 32GB external memory plugged in, but Windows 10 upgrade won't use it and I don't have enough memory to install it?  What do I do now?

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Hello! I am new to the boards but from what I have seen this will be the place to come from now on

I upgraded my memory tonight from 128 to 512 (rambus). Install was of course easy and had no beeps at start. Now windows will not boot all the way. If I hit restart it takes me to the options page (safe/normal/ect). I hit f1 at start to check my settings and all seemed fine so I continued from there and after getting to the windows page it errored out and said that windows did not load properly! I replaced the old memory and am now getting the same result as with the new. I did not change anything before or after installing the memory. if anyone has an idea of what went wrong here, please let me know thanks!

A:Windows won't boot after memory upgrade!

Can you boot into safe mode?

Do you get any error messages/text??

Can you tell us what operating system?

BTW- Welcome to Techspot! :wave:

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As Whitesnake once said 'here we go again on my own...'

Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in NetMeeting, an application that ships with Microsoft® Windows 2000 and is also available as a separate download for Windows NT 4.0. The vulnerability could allow a malicious user to temporarily prevent an affected machine from providing any NetMeeting services and possibly consume 100% CPU utilization during an attack


Microsoft has developed an improved version of the Cipher.exe tool, offering an important new option – the ability to permanently overwrite (or "wipe") all of the deleted data on a hard disk



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I get an ACI.sys error message when I try and boot Vista. How can I fix this?

A:ACPI.sys error message

some info here on ACPI

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AMLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to create an illegal memory OpRegion, starting at address 0xffffff00, with a length of 0x100. This region lies in the Operating system's protected memory address range (0x100000000 - 0x130000000). This could lead to system instability.

A:Event Error ACPI

The Microsoft support page for that event error in Windows XP is here: Error Message: ACPI BIOS Is Attempting to Create an Illegal Memory OpRegion

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i`ve been building pc`s for a while now but this has proper got me here goes

i have assembled a new pc all new parts here are the specs

abit aw8d mobo
pentium d 925
ati hd 3870 x1
500w psu
seagate barracuda 500 gb sata
lg dual layer multi burner ide
ocz crossfire 800mhz ddr2 RAM

the problem occurs when i try to install a windows o/s it goes like this; with vista after the first screen which says `windows is copying files` is ok but when the progress bar reaches 100% the screen goes black then i get bsod with acpi.sys error it also says page fault in a non paged area.
with xp the progress through the extraction process is ok but it suddenly stops and trys to reboot starting the process over again,i have tried the f6 option to install sata drivers but it makes no difference.
the other odd thing is i tried to run unbuntu live and it worked no prob so then i installed it and then downloaded from within it with no prob.
i have stripped the system down to the bare bones to isolate any prob and at the mo i have a pci graphics in and i have swapped the ram cpu and hdd for different ones from my other pc and they all are ok.
i have also tried a usb optical drive aswell with no luck the only other thing i know it may be is a out of date bios but i have checked and mine is up to date.
also i have read somewhere online that i may have to use the cd ROM that came with my mobo to create an ite installation floppy disk before i install vista but when i try it comes up with insert system ... Read more

A:can`t install o/s acpi.sys error

Make sure settings like PNP aware OS and ACPI are
enabled in the BIOS setup.
Also make sure the CMOS clear jumper on the motherboard is in
the run position.

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I have a Dell Studio 1737 Windows Vista Home 64 Service Pack 2. All of my drivers are up to date and I have the most recent BIOS.

I get this error message in my event viewer a couple of time an hour:

Source: ACPI
Event ID: 13

: The embedded controller (EC) did not respond within the specified timeout period. This may indicate that there is an error in the EC hardware or firmware or that the BIOS is accessing the EC incorrectly. You should check with your computer manufacturer for an upgraded BIOS. In some situations, this error may cause the computer to function incorrectly.

Also, when my computer is unplugged from the AC and running on battery power the system lags a lot and after about 15 minutes its turns off without warning.

I feel like this is all connected. Any advice?

Thank you!

A:ACPI error Event ID 13

This could be caused by a failing hard drive

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Hi since i have installed WIn Xp pro on my pc iam having various crashes at random times with this error

AMLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to read from an illegal IO port address (0xcfc), which lies in the 0xcf8 - 0xcff protected address range. This could lead to system instability. Please contact your system vendor for technical assistance.

I have read previous threads but nothing seems to help i have downloaded the supposed to be latest update to flash my bios which i also did but the error still happens, my Motherboard is an IWill VA 133 plus motherboard, (it has also been phased out).
Do you have any suggestions?


A:ACPI Bios error

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When I turned my computer on today, it has told me that it found new hardware and wants to install drivers. I haven't added anything for a long time, since I put 3rd hard drive. Because it couldn't find the drivers it came up with ACPI IRQ holder error but I don't know what it is referring too.
I googled it but there are so many, that is very hard to pick which one it is. In my device manager I don't have anything that doesn't have a driver or not identified.
Can you please shed some light on the matter


A:ACPI IRQ holder error?

I have the same problem. I just replaced a customers HDD and ran the factory image and im getting that error. How do you like that?

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I keep receiving this same type of error (quoted from Win XP event viewer):

Event Type: Error
Event Source: ACPI
Event Category: None
Event ID: 5
Date: 7/2/2003
Time: 6:47:09 AM
User: N/A
Computer: ROB-PC
AMLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to write to an illegal IO port address (0xcf8), which lies in the 0xcf8 - 0xcff protected address range. This could lead to system instability. Please contact your system vendor for technical assistance.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
0000: 00 00 00 00 04 00 52 00 ......R.
0008: 00 00 00 00 05 00 05 c0 .......À
0010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

There are usually 4 errors at approx the same time - 2 write, & 2 read errors. This error occurs when I'm copying data to my cd-rw through the use of InCD packet writing software. The computer pops up a 'blue screen of death' for about 1 second, then reboots. I'm running xp pro.

Thanks in advance.


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Hi, I literally just put my PC together 30minutes ago. I formated the drive, installed XP, it re-booted to continue the installation and then it hangs on a BSOD saying that my BIOS is not fully ACPI compatible. I am using an SATA drive.

ASUS A8n-SLI 16 Deluxe
AMD 4200+X2 64 Dual Core
250GB WD SATA drive
2GB corsair 3200c2

Im thinking of just turning acpi off and then putting it back on once xp is on, is this alright do you think? Any help on the matter would be great.


A:XP ACPI error on SATA

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so whenever i boot my pc up and check even viewer i see under warning this
- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP
[ Guid] {9C205A39-1250-487D-ABD7-E831C6290539}

EventID 219

Version 0

Level 3

Task 212

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8000000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2014-11-16T21:06:21.309603200Z

EventRecordID 115733


- Execution

[ ProcessID] 4
[ ThreadID] 80

Channel System

Computer patrick-Pc

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-18

- EventData

DriverNameLength 24
DriverName ACPI\PNP0A0A\2&daba3ff&2
Status 3221226341
FailureNameLength 14
FailureName \Driver\WUDFRd
Version 0
i looked around the net and tried reinstalling the asus probe II, and intel management
but nor helped

A:help ACPI Error on every bootup

Hi ... Read the Thread below ..
Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System driver missing W7 64

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Hi, I've got an Asus P5N32E-SLI motherboard and have Vista installed. I keep getting an error in event viewer for: "ACPI BIOS does not contain an IRQ for the device in PCI slot 21, function 0." This error repeats in succession for PCI slot 3,6,7,19,20,21,22,23,24 every so often. I've heard that the 680I chipset has been having Vista problems, but I was wondering if anyone has found a fix or at least a reason why I keep getting this message as I am not sure on what this error is referring to. Thanks and here is sample text from the event viewer if it helps.

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I upgraded my HP M7360N with a Pentium D 2.8 with 2gb of ram to Windows 8 and then to 8.1. It hasn't been too bad except for the video card driver, but wanted to put 2gb more of ram in to help it out as it is a GeForce 6200 turbocache. I ordered 2 1GB pc4200 sticks which are the same as what I have in it. At first it wouldn't boot and had the ram replaced. It still didn't work and was about to send back for a refund but then put the 2 sticks in the original ram slots and it booted. Heartened I put the original ram in the 2 slots that were originally empty and then got an ACPI_BIOS_ERROR and it said it was gathering info but it never left 0%. I am updating bios right now but the fixes listed on the update didn't say anything that I saw would be related. What can I do to try and get the ram to work. Thanks in advance.

A:Add ram and get acpi bios error

Well I updated the bios and it now sees the 4gb and boots! Awesome!

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I'm new to this game and wondered if anyone had any ideas. I just upgraded an Epox EP-4B2A from 256 to 512 DIMM PC133. The computer booted up fine and recognised the memory but then nothing happened. Windows 2000 NT is installed but did not load at all. If the memory is removed the computer works fine. If the current memory is replaced with the old then there are several bios beeps. What's going on?

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I just recently purchased some new memory, installed it, but the computer doesn't wanna boot now so im guessing its some kind of compatibility's my specs:

first off here's a link to my crucial scan results page...hopefully you'll be able to view it has all the details of my comp...

if not it's a gateway 508ge, motherboard is a Gateway D915GAG Motherboard

here's a link to the ram i just bought:

i currently have 2 x 256 ddr 3200, not sure what the timings are though. i tried running it with my old ram plus the new and also just the boot either way...

any help/ideas greatly appreciated!

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I have recently upgraded my RAM to 2GB, using four 512 MB modules. My BIOS sees 2GB, but windows XP and Vista both only see 1.5 GB. Anyone have an idea of how to fix this? I've tried changing the order of the modules but to no avail.

Any help would be appreciated.


A:Windows not recognizing memory upgrade (only reading 1.5GB out of 2GB)

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The current configuration of my system (as bought) is 4Gb RAM.  According to the specifictions, it is upgradable to 8Gb.  I had a conversation with Sales Support via Chat trying to find the correct part number for 8Gb memory to replace the 4Gb.  I was told that as my system is still under warranty, I would need to contact Technical Support for this to happen.  Having done a number of searches on this forum, would I be right in suspecting that the existing 4Gb is soldered in to place - hence the need for a Warranty call to upgrade.  I was advised that any attempt to make the change myself would void the warranty.Any thoughts please.

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I have a Pavilion X360. Model Number is 11-N010DX. I am running on Windows 10. Current Bios: Insyde F.12 6/4/2014. It's current RAM card is the following: SK hynix [HMT351S6CFR8A]4GBPC3L1.35 Voltage More info on the SK Hynix card here: I tried to replace the SK Hynix  with the following: Crucial [CT6649773]8GBDDR3L1.35 Voltage More info on the Crucial card here: *** After replacing the SK Hynix (4GB) with the Crucial Card (8GB) and hitting the power button, nothing loads. The HP logo never appears, Windows 10 never loads. There's nothing--only a blank black screen shows up. I don't think the hard drive is accessed because the drive is completely silent. The only sound comes from the computer fan. After failing to boot with the Crucial card, I put the SK Hynix back in the Memory slot, and the computer booted up as normal. I tried the Crucial card again, several times, but everytime I use it, nothing boots. Every time I go back to the SK Hynix, things resume to normal. Everything boots fine. My concerns/questions: The Crucial card has the same compatability as the SK Hynix doesn't it? This shouldn't be happening? Heard some advice to unplug the CMOS battery to see if that resets the BIOS to recognize the new memory, but the X360 doesn'... Read more

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Help I need assistance solving this problem.

When installing Windows 2000 setup copies the initial files to the hard drive and then restarts to begin the 1st stage of setup.

The system begins the startup process by "Loading the Windows Executive" At this point setup stalls and gives the following message:
"Setup cannot load ntkrnlmp.exe the error code is 16"
This error is duplicated in different releases in win2k from the beta 3 to the final releases.

Please assist, respond to [email protected] or ICQ 1937432

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Okay. So here's the thing.

When booting up Win 7 x64, i get this:

''FATAL ERROR: Failed to find ACPI location. Not compatible with this system. Press any key to continue booting.''

After pressing any key, i get to the Windows Error Recovery screen.
This gives me two options:
''Launch Startup Repair (recommended)''
''Start Windows normally''

Choosing ''''Launch Startup Repair (recommended)'' just sends me back to the Error Recovery screen, whilst choosing ''Start Windows normally'' makes it go to the ''Windows is reading files screen'' - From where it reboots after some reading.

Of course, this brings me back to the initial error screen (ACPI location)


First of all, - I am not by any means good at fixing windows before boot, and I'm not any good at BIOS settings.

I havent made any servere changes to the system in the last few days - No new software or hardware.

What I have done is install new graphic card drivers to suit BF3, as well as overclock my graphic card just a little bit, - but this was about a week ago.
Now, about that overclocking. I only overclocked it just a little bit trough the catalyst control center, at the system was running stable as every afterwards. I've been using these setting for about a week with no problems what so ever.

Now.. what I could believe has caused this COULD be that i turned the power off on the button before this error occuring..(Well, I realise that it has to be this).
Now, - the reason for this... Read more

A:Fatal Error (ACPI Location)

Boot into the Bios and look for Hard Drive or SATA settings. You should see ACPI setting or you might see AHCI mode, change this to IDE or compatibility mode.

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Hello Everyone, Through a little trial and error, I think I have solved the unkown driver problem, Instead of automatically searching for the driver, chose to search for the driver from a specific location and in searching for the driver choose the battery option and then chose the acpi compliant device. Problem solved

If you have any questions hit me up at [email protected]

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Every so often I get a complete system lock with this message in event viewer:
ACPI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to write to an illegal PCI Operation Region (0xc), Please contact your system vendor for technical assistance.

I have seen it with several windows open or nothing running at all.
I am running Window 7 Beta 64bit, an HP XW8400, with a quad core xeon and 8GB of ram, with the lastest bios. I have turned off all power management options and it is still locking up.


A:System lockup with acpi error

Hey on my xw8400 I got the same issue. No lockups though. I am on vista 64 bit business this started happening after the bios update. version 2.35.
You should contact hp and let them know about your problem
it may help resolve the situation

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Hello. I have a Toshiba A305-S6845 laptop, whose specs can be seen here:

Recently it has been shutting down on me when I play games. Specifically, I think that it is overheating, or it's a heat related issue as the computer tries to throttle down my speed (hence acpi problem?). Anyway, I've been playing games on it for over a year, but only now does it start to fail on me. Non-coincidentally, this starts happening after I installed windows 7. The computer came with vista, which I never used, and windows XP is what I ran the first year, which worked without a hitch.

When I scroll through the windows error logs, there is an error which coincides with the shutting down:

The embedded controller (EC) did not respond within the specified timeout period. This may indicate that there is an error in the EC hardware or firmware or that the BIOS is accessing the EC incorrectly. You should check with your computer manufacturer for an upgraded BIOS. In some situations, this error may cause the computer to function incorrectly.Click to expand...

Anyway, I have narrowed down my problem to a few culprits:
-dried out thermal grease (apparently can be a problem with toshiba)
-driver/bios problem
-Windows 7

Since this didn't happen till windows 7, I am thinking that it is the latter. There is a BIOS update available but I don't see anything in it which would apply to me.... Read more

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i have an windows xp embedded computer (its a digital recorder for a camera system that i have recently changed the mother board in) the original board was an asrock 775i65g and i changed it for the same board. when it starts up it tries to install an acpi multiprocessor pc and then i get this error. " the file "halmacpi.dll on the windows xp proffessional service pack 2 cd is needed". when i point the install manager towards halmacpi.dll it installs the driver for the processor but when it reboots it keeps shutting down and wont boot into windows. So i run Norton ghost and get it back to an image where i know it was good. then it tries to install the acpi multiprocessor again and the same thing happens. i have changed the processor for one that is working and the error is still there. i have also tried ghosting the D drive and this does no good. all hardrives are fine (i tested them with the maxtor powermax software). the board is a 775i65g asrock board. with 3.00 ghz pentium 4 processor and i gig of kingston ddr 3200. i tried istalling the chipset drivers from the asrock site but i got the same error

A:halmacpi.dll error acpi multiprocessor

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