Windows XP (Boot/installation issues)

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/sp2
April 18, 2011 at 22:52:46
Specs: Microsoft Windows xp professional w/sp2, 2+ Gig processor/512MB
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 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 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.

Please advise...thanks.



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April 18, 2011 at 23:16:06
Are u able to boot via CD or try do system restore in safe mode


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