win xp wont install with acpi

December 4, 2012 at 09:26:25
Specs: win xp sp3, amd athlon x2 4000
win xp installation shutsdown before asking key but this problem goes away if i disable the ACPI in bios, i tried xp sp2,sp3 but same thing happen and cuz of it win7 installation also shuts down at starting window screen.

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December 4, 2012 at 11:53:34
Are you trying to do a clean install of XP & lose everything?

If so, delete ALL the partitions & format to NTFS.

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December 4, 2012 at 11:54:23
Are you trying to install to a SATA hard drive?

Do you have external hardware connected? Remove things like printers, scanners, wireless KB/mouse, cameras, external drives, SD cards, etc.

Slipstream SP3 into the files off the WinXP CD and burn a new disk. If you are using a SATA hard drive you also need to slipstream the SATA controller drivers.

Get nliteos to perform the slipstream and then burn the ISO to disk using Nero or similar.

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December 4, 2012 at 19:00:12
i tried deleting every partition and formatted with ntfs but no use and what's slipstream?

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December 4, 2012 at 20:43:28
Look at the link below to learn about slipstreaming.

You need to answer the questions if you want help.

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December 4, 2012 at 22:23:04
i disconnected every thing that os dont need for installation and why do i need to slipstream when i already did installation from same media dozen times and window xp installation goes well if i disable acpi in bios so i dont think it will work.

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December 5, 2012 at 03:41:23
I would be able to answer those questions better if you answer the questions you were asked.

There can be several reasons why you can't install now.

Why in the world would you need to re-install Windows to the same computer dozens of times?

You said you tried SP2 & SP3. If you were using the SAME media (copy of WinXP then you couldn't have tried SP2 & SP3.

You need to explain exactly what and how you are installing.

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December 5, 2012 at 09:52:52
my pc is 4 yrs old so its normal to install win dozen times in it and i have seperate xp sp2 and sp3 installation disc.
Its an acer desktop with
acer power entra motherboard
amd athlon 64 x2 4000
1 gb ddr2 ram
80 gb seagate hd( i think its a sata hd cuz sata is written in its connector)
250w psu
dvd drive
ati radeon 4350 hd

this all problem started with randomly shuttin of win xp on its own and the pc also shutsdown atleast like 7-10 times when booting and when win xp finally crashed i started the fresh install but it too became the victim of shutdown
at first xp installation kept shuting down at last 20mins and now it shuts before or after the license key prompt.
After searching a lot i found that disabling ACPI in bios helped and the installation completed without any problem
but i cant install win7 without acpi and thats the problem.

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December 5, 2012 at 10:07:13
Here are a few items to address first.

windows 7 minimum requirements

"1 gb ddr2 ram"
2 GB RAM (64-bit)

"250w psu"
This dos'nt seem powerful enough.

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December 5, 2012 at 10:26:01
You are using CDs that are not intended for the hardware profile of your computer. That is why you can't use ACPI.

ACPI allows the operating system to configure the hardware instead of the BIOS handling that job. The disks you are using have drivers for different hardware than what is present in your computer.

Installing dozens of times in 4 years is NOT normal or expected.

You may also have hardware issues that are causing your to think you need to re-install Windows.

Open the case and look for dust inside. Your computer needs to be blown out. DO NOT vacuum it. Get canned compressed air from an office supply or computer store, or use an air compressor. Be sure to blow out the power supply from both ends. This will be messy so you may want to move the tower to a different location.

Then with the power disconnected, re-seat all cables, cards and memory. In the case of the memory, snap each module in and out 4 or 5 times to burnish the contacts.

Another issue is SATA hard drives are not natively supported by WinXP. So either you need to supply the SATA drivers or if available, set the BIOS to ;run the drives in an IDE compatibility mode.

Next time you try to install XP remove any add-in cards, printers, scanners, USB stuff, wireless keyboards or mice, etc.

After you get Windows running and updated then you can add those items back.

That should get you started.

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