blue screen at start of install, ACPI bios noncompliant

Biostar / Phoenix - awardbios v6.00...
August 20, 2012 at 12:49:43
Specs: Windows 7, AMD a4-3400 2.7GHz/ 8 gb
This is a new install on a GA-A55M-DS2 board with AMD A4-3400 @ 2.7 GHz,with 8 Gb. At the start of loading Win 7 pro, a blue screen with BIOS is not ACPI compliant-update BIOS message appears. The current BIOS is Award V 6.00PC. The BIOS version displayed on boot is F2B.

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#1
August 20, 2012 at 13:24:22
You need to update the BIOS if Win7 install will go no further. BIOS update releases for the GA-A55M-DS2 board are here: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pr...

However, reading the update descriptions, I don't see any reference to ACPI compatibility.


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#2
August 20, 2012 at 14:26:57
Already down loaded their beta version F2B, same results as with the original F1 Bios. Have a Samsung SATA DVD burner which at first Win 7 was requesting a driver. Switched the position of the SATA cable which was on port 4 to port 1 and the problem switch to the blue screen.

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#3
August 21, 2012 at 08:35:32
"Already down loaded their beta version F2B"

That would mean you have board revision 2.x? If not, you installed the wrong BIOS.


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#4
August 21, 2012 at 11:14:57
Yes it is rev. 2.x

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#5
August 21, 2012 at 11:20:15
As mentioned above, is your board a Version 2.x? If so, then the F1 BIOS version supports the processor you have. The link below is for supported processors.

http://www.gigabyte.us/support-down...

Are you setting things in the BIOS manually or Auto?


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#6
August 21, 2012 at 19:27:46
According to the specs, your board supports ACPI 1.0b. Is there a setting in the BIOS for it?

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pr...


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#7
August 21, 2012 at 23:36:55
There is no entry like that.

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#8
August 22, 2012 at 02:58:04
Have you tinkered with BIOS settings ?

Before starting the installation of Windows 7 x86 or x64, set BIOS defaults and then try to install Windows 7. You can change settings afterwards to your liking.

CoolGuy


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#9
August 22, 2012 at 13:08:50
I've tried every BIOS comb involving the HHD and ODD, and have narrowed it down to the ODD's interaction with Win 7 install and the Bios. I have gone to the Samsung site and found the latest firmware for the ODD, but it is the same version on the drive. To make sure of the current firmware, I installed the download firmware from Samsung. No change in the symptoms. In frustration I installed XP sp3 and the system works like a charm!

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#10
August 22, 2012 at 14:46:25
I would suspect the Beta BIOS file. Why did you update to that one?

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#11
August 23, 2012 at 03:07:57
May I suggest that you remove all your RAM sticks except one and then install Windows 7 ? If Windows 7 x64 installs this way, you can add remaining RAM sticks later.

CoolGuy


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