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Reformatting HDD -- Error

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August 30, 2011 10:22:12 PM

Hi,

My PC won't boot to Windows even though 3 days ago it was working just fine - gaming and all. When I tried to boot up today, it would bring up this screen: http://help.artaro.eu/images/win7/w7starterror01.jpg

That's not my computer's error, but it generally brings up that screen. When I select an option, it keeps restarting and going back to that same screen.

So, I tried re-formatting, and during the Windows XP Setup (just as it was loading files to begin the setup), a blue screen appeared:

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 the screen appears again, follow these steps..

The Bios in this system is not fully ACPI compliant. Please contact your 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 next mode setup. To do this, simply press the F7 key when you are prompted to install storage drivers. The system will not notify you that the F7 key was pressed - it will silently disable ACPI and allow you to continue installation.

Now, if I did bypass this, would it be safe? What does this even mean? More importantly, should I follow this advice?

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August 31, 2011 1:24:03 AM

Update: I fixed it.
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