Windows 2000 server install - ACPI not compliant then no keyb found!!!

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BertieBigBollox

Trying to install Windows 2000 on an Ergo laptop.

When I first tried it, came up with a Blue Screen error telling me the
BIOS was not ACPI compliant. I found this:-

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=256841

So, I hit F7 as it suggests and it seems to go further. Now however, I
get an error message saying setup cannot find keyboard.

Any ideas? (Yes, kbd works).
 
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Dave Patrick

You might try a docking station or another keyboard to get through the
install, then install the chipset.


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BertieBigBollox

You might try a docking station or another keyboard to get through the
install, then install the chipset.

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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
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BertieBigBol...@gmail.com said:
Trying to install Windows 2000 on an Ergo laptop.
When I first tried it, came up with a Blue Screen error telling me the
BIOS was not ACPI compliant. I found this:-

So, I hit F7 as it suggests and it seems to go further. Now however, I
get an error message saying setup cannot find keyboard.
Any ideas? (Yes, kbd works).- Hide quoted text -
- Show quoted text -
Weird how it says no keyboard though. Reckon this is to do with the F7
press?
 
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Dave Patrick

You might also look for a newer system bios version.


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Weird how it says no keyboard though. Reckon this is to do with the F7
press?
 
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BertieBigBollox

You might also look for a newer system bios version.
Its a brand new laptop so I'd have expected the BIOS to be pretty up
to date.

Is there any chance its so new or something, that Windows 2000, being
old, is getting confused?
Is ACPI still around? Its quite an old thing if I rememeber correctly?

BTW. Tried USB keyboard but thats not even being recognised at all.
 
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Dave Patrick

Yes, the OS is probably too old. You should be able to disable ACPI in
system cmos setup.



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Its a brand new laptop so I'd have expected the BIOS to be pretty up
to date.

Is there any chance its so new or something, that Windows 2000, being
old, is getting confused?
Is ACPI still around? Its quite an old thing if I rememeber correctly?

BTW. Tried USB keyboard but thats not even being recognised at all.
 
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BertieBigBollox

Yes, the OS is probably too old. You should be able to disable ACPI in
system cmos setup.
Unfortunately, there is no way to disable in setup.
 

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