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Anonymous
December 17, 2004 6:01:01 AM

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ok maybe someone can help I have a system that was running
windows 98 fine with no issues. I backed it up to tape
then formatted and repartioned the hard drive and reloaded 98
then installed xp sp1 in the other partion. win98 still works fine
but xp seem fine but will reboot peroidiclly with no error message
I have updated the bios, the video drivers and disabled acpi functions in
the bios and the sound chip still happens.

in the event viewer there is a system message about apci writing to a
protected area but kb says this is by design.

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Anonymous
December 17, 2004 2:02:30 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

Aside from the fact disabling ACPI can cause the system to crash, precisely
the issue you describe, check the information below:

First, be sure your antivirus software has the latest definitions and run a
virus scan.

Also, download, install and run Ad Aware:
www.lavasoftusa.com

If your system is clear of viruses and any malware, open Control Panel, open
System, go to
the Advanced tab, click Settings under Startup and Recovery, remove the
check from "Automatically Restart" under System Failure. This will cause
the system to blue screen instead of restarting on errors and the
information on the blue screen may give a clue as to the source of the
issue.

Open Control Panel, open Administrative Tools, open Event Viewer, look for
errors corresponding to the crash, double click the error, the information
contained within may give a clue as to the
source of the problem.

Assuming you have an XP CD and not a recovery CD, place the XP CD in the
drive, when the setup screen appears, select "Check System Compatibility,"
the report it generates may point to problem hardware or software on your
system. If you do not have an XP CD, you can download this application
known as the Upgrade Advisor from the following site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/upgradi...
Note: If you have access to a broadband connection it might be best to
download using that as this is a rather large download.

Check for the latest drivers for your hardware, especially your graphics
card and soundcard and all peripherals connected to your system. No not use
Windows Update for this, go to the device manufacturer's web sites and if
you install updated drivers, ignore the message about drivers being unsigned
by Microsoft.


--
Michael Solomon MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User
Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/

"pq" <pq@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:05646082-BF3E-4B27-97CF-8C3286FA977C@microsoft.com...
> ok maybe someone can help I have a system that was running
> windows 98 fine with no issues. I backed it up to tape
> then formatted and repartioned the hard drive and reloaded 98
> then installed xp sp1 in the other partion. win98 still works fine
> but xp seem fine but will reboot peroidiclly with no error message
> I have updated the bios, the video drivers and disabled acpi functions in
> the bios and the sound chip still happens.
>
> in the event viewer there is a system message about apci writing to a
> protected area but kb says this is by design.
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