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Acpi.sys Corrupted


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Posted 25 March 2008 - 12:00 PM

hello
i would appreciate any help at all as i am a novice computer user, firstly i spent alot of time researching this topic but as i said im a novice and its not making sence.
my problem is this
1. i understand the need for as much information about the computer in topic but cannot provide any details as it was given to me and i cant boot it up.
when i turn the computer on it seems as though it is starting as i see a black screen with windows xp on it the it turns to a blue screen with a small win xp logo on it but thats it ,nothing else happens. ive tried booting from a cd and it appears to work but after about 30 sec it says acpi.sys is corrupted and installation failed
any help would be greatly appreciated
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Posted 25 March 2008 - 12:07 PM

Manufacturer and model of system?

Do you have an XP CD?

Can you access the BIOS?

Are you given any options onscreen when this happens?

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 12:42 PM

1.intel p4 2.4ghz da45pebt2
system bios 533mhz
512kb l2-cache
pga-478 pkg

2.i have an xp recovery cd but no xp o/s disk

3.i think i can access it just not sure where on the board it is

4.no onscreen options

i held f8 at start up and i can get to different options i tried to start in safe mode and last good configuration and still end up at the blue screen with the win xp logo then thats it

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 12:44 PM

Two other things to try while waiting for your computer specs. How long has the computer been sitting around? You might want to change the CMOS battery on the motherboard. You also might try disabling ACPI in the BIOS.
There's also the possibility of faulty memory
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Posted 25 March 2008 - 12:51 PM

the computer was working apparently, i have found the bios it looks as though you just remove the jumper and switch it from pin to pin ie:1-2 , 2-3 or no jumper at all i got this from intels website
how do i disable the acpi? in the bios by jumping it?

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 01:22 PM

Hmmm...that jumper is known as the "clear CMOS jumper" because shorting it (changing the jumper setting from 2-3 to 1-2 or something similar) resets the CMOS settings. The CMOS settings are all the system settings which govern the initial, routine functioning of your system.

The reason shorting the jumper is suggested...is because sometimes it allows the system to then boot, using the default settings which the shorting causes.

The BIOS is not an actual object...although we all refer to it as such. It's a bunch of settings which are normally accessible only when the system first boots.

There is a setting for ACPI in some BIOSes, I don't think older BIOSes had that.

http://www.pchardware.ro/Articles/article.php?id=127

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 01:36 PM

ok, so where am i know is this salvagable?

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 01:42 PM

read the manual for the motherboard

pull the power plug

clear cmos

boot into bios and and set for auto defaults

test

you might have to reload windows

but first make sure that battery is fine?

Edited by DaChew, 25 March 2008 - 01:42 PM.

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 02:31 PM

How to get into your computer's BIOS - http://www.cyberwalker.net/faqs/reinstall-...enter-BIOS.html

Howstuffworks How BIOS Works - http://computer.howstuffworks.com/bios.htm/printable

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