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XP 64 Pro - windows says cannot load ACPI error

by tommyuptown / April 14, 2009 12:08 AM PDT

I have a problem with my xp 64 pro, when restarting it doesnt detect ACPI. I have to restart x number of times until finally it recognizes acpi then starts normally. It does this EVERY time i have to restart. Any clue?

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Just fixed one like this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 14, 2009 12:12 AM PDT

The finding was not good. To see what we found, type BAD CAPS on google.com. A new motherboard was the cure for them.

Its also possible your machine doesn't support XP 64. Not all machines run this version. Did you talk to it's maker?
Bob

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thx bob
by tommyuptown / April 14, 2009 12:40 AM PDT

This is a machine I built, Gigabyte GA-K8N-SLI motherboard, AMD Athlon 64 opteron 3200 cpu, Nvidia 7600 vid card. and yes, its supposed to be xp 64 compatible.
Visual inspection of capacitors revealed no apparent damage or venting.

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Then give Microsoft a call.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 14, 2009 12:48 AM PDT
In reply to: thx bob

It's likely to be another issue with this old OS. Have Microsoft send you the newer XP 64 with the latest SP built into the CD.

Ask Gigabyte if they have any updates to BIOS and drivers.

Bob

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