AMLI: ACPI Bios Problem


G

Guest

Please can someone help: I installed Windows xpPro onto Gigabyte GA5AX rev 4.1 mobo with latest BIOS F4 (Initially with a Radeon 7000 card but due to crashes and instability bought a PCI Nvida geforece MX440) even more frequent lockups

Error Log report
AMLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to write to an illegal IO port address (0x4d0), which lies in the 0x4d0 - 0x4d1 protected address range. This could lead to system instability. Please contact your system vendor for technical assistance

Unfortunately Gigabyte don't seem to want to know. I have tried turning APM off in the Bios and also changed it from Plug and 'Pray' aware. Another step that I have taken is to uninstall and remove the ISA Vibra 16 sound card
Despite this I am still getting an additional error in the log with the identical message on each boot up

I suspect from what I have read that this is going to be difficult to resolve. I wil be really grateful if someone could advise me on how to sort it out and get a reliable machine that doesn't clash with the video drivers
Thanks in advanc
 
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Johnny_1

You probably need to update your bios. Contact the system
manufacturer for a possible update.
See if this article helps:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-
us;283649&Product=winxp

I have had this problem ever since XP with no real
adverse effects. These errors always occur with
standby/hibernate. Set your power options to not use
these features and you should not get the errors. I use
standby/hibernate and ignore the errors. (no BIOS update
is available for my motherboard).
Hope this helps,
-----Original Message-----
Please can someone help: I installed Windows xpPro onto
Gigabyte GA5AX rev 4.1 mobo with latest BIOS F4
(Initially with a Radeon 7000 card but due to crashes and
instability bought a PCI Nvida geforece MX440) even more
frequent lockups.
Error Log report:
AMLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to write to an illegal IO
port address (0x4d0), which lies in the 0x4d0 - 0x4d1
protected address range. This could lead to system
instability. Please contact your system vendor for
technical assistance.
Unfortunately Gigabyte don't seem to want to know. I
have tried turning APM off in the Bios and also changed
it from Plug and 'Pray' aware. Another step that I have
taken is to uninstall and remove the ISA Vibra 16 sound
card.
Despite this I am still getting an additional error in
the log with the identical message on each boot up.
I suspect from what I have read that this is going to be
difficult to resolve. I wil be really grateful if someone
could advise me on how to sort it out and get a reliable
machine that doesn't clash with the video drivers.
 
J

Jym

Since you are having lockups or freezes you cannot ignore the problem. Start
here. Go to help and support / Performance and Maintance / Maintaining Your
Computer / View status of system hardware and software. This will show you
about the problem devices that may be causing you problem . Post back with
results. Jym



DuggieBoy said:
Please can someone help: I installed Windows xpPro onto Gigabyte GA5AX rev
4.1 mobo with latest BIOS F4 (Initially with a Radeon 7000 card but due to
crashes and instability bought a PCI Nvida geforece MX440) even more
frequent lockups.
Error Log report:
AMLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to write to an illegal IO port address
(0x4d0), which lies in the 0x4d0 - 0x4d1 protected address range. This could
lead to system instability. Please contact your system vendor for technical
assistance.
Unfortunately Gigabyte don't seem to want to know. I have tried turning
APM off in the Bios and also changed it from Plug and 'Pray' aware. Another
step that I have taken is to uninstall and remove the ISA Vibra 16 sound
card.
Despite this I am still getting an additional error in the log with the
identical message on each boot up.
I suspect from what I have read that this is going to be difficult to
resolve. I wil be really grateful if someone could advise me on how to sort
it out and get a reliable machine that doesn't clash with the video drivers.
 
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G

Guest

Thanks to Johnny_1 for his suggestion of updating the Bios - I should have said that I had already tried that (without success) but appreciate the suggestion

With reference to the troubleshooter - everything was supposed to be working OK and no conflicts showing in Device Manager

However, while searching on this site I came across some references to mixing ISA cards with PCI cards creating problems with Radeon drivers. Uninstalled the drivers and removed the old ISA Soundblaster Vibra 16 and it seemed to help. Other changes that I have tried are turning off the APM in the Bios and enabled the wait state delay. So far the system seems to have been more stable so have just introduced a new Soundblaster Live 5.1 PCI card to the system

Fingers crossed that it remains stable

Thanks again for your interest and help. Will post again with full system + Bios settings if problems persist. If all is stable will post to that effect after a while
Regards DuggieBoy
 

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