|Recently got an eMachine up and running after installing Windows XP...IT HAS |
512 mb Of RAM with another slot left available. It has a 200 Gig hard drive
and at least a 40 Gig hard drive...with a processor a little of 2 Gig.
I was trying to install the printer and when I chose the Local Printer option
all of the sudden the screen flickered to a black screen and it
rebooted...then upon reboot it said:
"We appologize for the incovnenience but Windows did not start successfully.
A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.If your computer
stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to
protect your files or folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert
to the most recent settings that worked. If a previous startup attempt was
interrupted due to a power failure or Because the power or Reset was pressed,
or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose start Windows
...then it just kept rebooting in a loop.
When I tried putting in a Windows XP CD it give the follow error even before
getting to the option of formatting.
"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
The BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compliant. Please contact your
system vendor or visit http://www.hardware-update.com 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 F7 key when you are prompted to install
storage drivers. The system will ot notify you that the F7 key was
pressed-it will silently disable ACPI and allow you to continue your
installation. Technical information ** Stop 0x000000a5 (0x00010007
0x000000FE 0x00000000 0x00000000)."
I had searched online and it appears I should first replace the CR2032
battery with a better battery...is there anything else I should do?
Another quick thing I should mention is after trying to do a virus scan with
a Rescue boot disk no viruses came up....and I did pop the battery out for
two minutes and unplug the power cord and put everything back and it booted
up...but I just wanted see if anybody had any other ideas on preventing this
besides swapping out the battery.