How to disable ACPI during Windows 2000 setup

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February 13, 2012 at 06:51:17
Specs: Windows 2000, Pentium 2
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.

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February 13, 2012 at 07:46:14
Becuase some websites says that i should press F5. And some websites says that it is F7 i should press.

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February 13, 2012 at 09:47:28
Boot into the BIOS (setup) screens and look at the options there. May be an option to enable/disable PNP aware OS. Or something along the lines of letting the BIOS control the resources.

I don't know about using any F key to enable or disable ACPI.

Have a look at the available downloads for your laptop when running Win2000. Click on the link below: Go Drivers> Armada 1700 then select your exact model.

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February 13, 2012 at 12:06:27
I'm gonna try both F5 and F7. Iv'e read that if your motherboard doesn't support ACPI, then you can just disable during Windows setup. Thank you for your answer.

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