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error 0x-000000A5 ACPI not fully compliant


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#1 dumas

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 01:12 PM

I have a Dell Dimension 4400.
Did a simple remove Cd drive and replace with DVD NEC-2510 drive that was in my other Dell Dimension 2400 PC.
When I rebooted it gave me froze at start up saying PC didn't shut down correctly. I click last know config and it freezes. So I removed the DVD drive and replaced with the CD drive and same thing.
then all of sudden I get the blue screen error 0x-000000A5 ACPI not fully compliant. I did all the resets to defaults, and nothing. Even tried to reload XP and get the same error.
Hit F7 during new install and still get blue screen error.
Any suggestions?
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 01:37 PM

See A5, left column at http://www.aumha.org/a/stop.htm.

I suppose that I would check for a BIOS update pertaining to that system/problem...and hope for the best.

Dimension 4400 BIOS Update

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 08:31 AM

Now I get past that error, not sure how-didn't do anything.
But now I get the page fault in nonpaged area about 20 minutes into it.
All I did was try to remove a CD drive and install a DVD NEC_2510A drive.

When I did this it gave me the ACPI error.
I returned everything back to normal and am still getting errors.

confused, and not a new at this either.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:25 AM

You can download/install BlueScreenView - http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html and get an idea of what the system sees as problematical.

Just double-click BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.

When scanning is done, Edit/Select All...then File/Save Selected Items. Save report as BSOD.txt.

Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:29 AM

Thanks to all of you and your suggestions.
Not sure what was up.
tried to re install XP 3 times, 4th was the charm. Installed fine and even installed DVD drive fine.
Have no idea what happened but all is working now.
Thanks again.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:39 AM

"ours is not to reason why", LOL.

Glad you solved it, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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