ACPI BIOS Error


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Guest

Hi, I have a machine running Win XP w SP2, Office 2003, all updates
installed. Periodically, when logging on to this PC, a blue screen comes up,
saying "beginning dump of physical memory" at the bottom. I power down, then
restart, and then it seems to work fine. The error message says "AMLI: ACPI
BIOS is attempting to read from an illegal IO port address (0x71), which lies
in the 0x70-0x71 protected address range. This could lead to system
instability."

Any insight on how I could fix this? Please and thanks!
 
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Gerry Cornell

Rachel

How old is this machine? It sounds like the BIOS is not compatible with
Windows XP. It is often possible to update the BIOS but it is a risky
business and does not always work. It might be best to live with the
inconvenience it causes.


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Guest

It is 4 years old. I have another machine just as old with the same
configuration and it doesn't happen to that one. I just need to know whether
it is only an inconvenience, and won't cause any other problems or could this
be an indication that the computer is going bad. Thanks
 
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Malke

Rachel said:
It is 4 years old. I have another machine just as old with the same
configuration and it doesn't happen to that one. I just need to know
whether it is only an inconvenience, and won't cause any other
problems or could this
be an indication that the computer is going bad. Thanks
As Mr. Cornell said, it means that the BIOS on that particular
motherboard isn't really compatible with XP. You can see if the
motherboard mftr. has an updated BIOS, but you must make sure that you
get exactly the correct one. You may think your other machine has the
same configuration, but it apparently has a different motherboard
and/or BIOS.

It is never good for an operating system to crash frequently. Data can
be lost or corrupted. If there is no updated BIOS available, you would
be better off putting the original operating system back on the machine
and/or buying a new computer.

Malke
 

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