Bios is not ACPI Compliant Stop Error

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by T.B., Dec 17, 2004.

  1. T.B.

    T.B. Guest

    i am getting a blue screen during boot up on a Dell Inspiron 2650 running
    WIN XP Home. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the Windows
    Updates I performed. I can't get into Safe Mode, and LKC did not work
    either. Still going to the blue screen with the error:

    Stop: 0x000000A5 A problem has been detected...Bios is not ACPI
    compliant... Please visit www.hardwareupdate.com...

    The big problem is that I can't get the system to boot to CD either. I have
    flashed the BIOS to A13 per Dell's support site and changed the boot
    sequence to CDROM 1st but it won't boot into XP, thus I cannot do a repair
    or access the recovery console etc.

    What else can I do here? What are my options?

    thanks in advance

    TB
    T.B., Dec 17, 2004
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  2. T.B.

    WTC Guest

    Were you having problems before you flashed your BIOS. If not, why would you
    do this. A general rule with the BIOS is, if you are not having problems DO
    NOT flash the BIOS.

    A bad BIOS flash could mean no more posting of the computer which means a
    non-working motherboard.

    --
    William



    "T.B." <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >i am getting a blue screen during boot up on a Dell Inspiron 2650 running
    > WIN XP Home. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the Windows
    > Updates I performed. I can't get into Safe Mode, and LKC did not work
    > either. Still going to the blue screen with the error:
    >
    > Stop: 0x000000A5 A problem has been detected...Bios is not ACPI
    > compliant... Please visit www.hardwareupdate.com...
    >
    > The big problem is that I can't get the system to boot to CD either. I
    > have
    > flashed the BIOS to A13 per Dell's support site and changed the boot
    > sequence to CDROM 1st but it won't boot into XP, thus I cannot do a
    > repair
    > or access the recovery console etc.
    >
    > What else can I do here? What are my options?
    >
    > thanks in advance
    >
    > TB
    >
    >
    WTC, Dec 17, 2004
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  3. T.B.

    T.B. Guest

    yes i was having problems. the blue screen problem that I posted about. i
    flashed the bios after the problem originally occurred. I didn't just flash
    it out of the clear blue sky if that's what you were inferring.

    TB

    "WTC" <bcrawfordjr(remove)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%2313Q3I$...
    > Were you having problems before you flashed your BIOS. If not, why would

    you
    > do this. A general rule with the BIOS is, if you are not having problems

    DO
    > NOT flash the BIOS.
    >
    > A bad BIOS flash could mean no more posting of the computer which means a
    > non-working motherboard.
    >
    > --
    > William
    >
    >
    >
    > "T.B." <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >i am getting a blue screen during boot up on a Dell Inspiron 2650 running
    > > WIN XP Home. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the Windows
    > > Updates I performed. I can't get into Safe Mode, and LKC did not work
    > > either. Still going to the blue screen with the error:
    > >
    > > Stop: 0x000000A5 A problem has been detected...Bios is not ACPI
    > > compliant... Please visit www.hardwareupdate.com...
    > >
    > > The big problem is that I can't get the system to boot to CD either. I
    > > have
    > > flashed the BIOS to A13 per Dell's support site and changed the boot
    > > sequence to CDROM 1st but it won't boot into XP, thus I cannot do a
    > > repair
    > > or access the recovery console etc.
    > >
    > > What else can I do here? What are my options?
    > >
    > > thanks in advance
    > >
    > > TB
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    T.B., Dec 17, 2004
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  4. T.B.

    WTC Guest

    In your BIOS is there any settings for ACPI? Did you look at Dells support
    group site?

    Here is a link for ACPI support

    http://search.dell.com/results.aspx?cat=sup&subcat=dkb&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&k=ACPI

    --
    William


    "T.B." <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > yes i was having problems. the blue screen problem that I posted about.
    > i
    > flashed the bios after the problem originally occurred. I didn't just
    > flash
    > it out of the clear blue sky if that's what you were inferring.
    >
    > TB
    >
    > "WTC" <bcrawfordjr(remove)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:%2313Q3I$...
    >> Were you having problems before you flashed your BIOS. If not, why would

    > you
    >> do this. A general rule with the BIOS is, if you are not having problems

    > DO
    >> NOT flash the BIOS.
    >>
    >> A bad BIOS flash could mean no more posting of the computer which means a
    >> non-working motherboard.
    >>
    >> --
    >> William
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "T.B." <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> >i am getting a blue screen during boot up on a Dell Inspiron 2650
    >> >running
    >> > WIN XP Home. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the Windows
    >> > Updates I performed. I can't get into Safe Mode, and LKC did not work
    >> > either. Still going to the blue screen with the error:
    >> >
    >> > Stop: 0x000000A5 A problem has been detected...Bios is not ACPI
    >> > compliant... Please visit www.hardwareupdate.com...
    >> >
    >> > The big problem is that I can't get the system to boot to CD either. I
    >> > have
    >> > flashed the BIOS to A13 per Dell's support site and changed the boot
    >> > sequence to CDROM 1st but it won't boot into XP, thus I cannot do a
    >> > repair
    >> > or access the recovery console etc.
    >> >
    >> > What else can I do here? What are my options?
    >> >
    >> > thanks in advance
    >> >
    >> > TB
    >> >
    >> >

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    WTC, Dec 17, 2004
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  5. T.B.

    °Mike° Guest

    <Followup-To set to 24hoursupport.helpdesk>

    "Stop 0x000000A5" Error When You Are Installing Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q314830


    On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 22:26:36 -0600, in
    <>
    T.B. scrawled:

    >i am getting a blue screen during boot up on a Dell Inspiron 2650 running
    >WIN XP Home. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the Windows
    >Updates I performed. I can't get into Safe Mode, and LKC did not work
    >either. Still going to the blue screen with the error:
    >
    >Stop: 0x000000A5 A problem has been detected...Bios is not ACPI
    >compliant... Please visit www.hardwareupdate.com...
    >
    >The big problem is that I can't get the system to boot to CD either. I have
    >flashed the BIOS to A13 per Dell's support site and changed the boot
    >sequence to CDROM 1st but it won't boot into XP, thus I cannot do a repair
    >or access the recovery console etc.
    >
    >What else can I do here? What are my options?
    >
    >thanks in advance
    >
    >TB
    >


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    °Mike°, Dec 17, 2004
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  6. T.B.

    T.B. Guest

    i couldn't find any ACPI settings in the Bios. anyone know where they are
    in A13?

    i also searched Dell's Forums for possible solutions and found a couple of
    things, but nothing that worked.

    TB

    "WTC" <bcrawfordjr(remove)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:OA8wNi$...
    > In your BIOS is there any settings for ACPI? Did you look at Dells support
    > group site?
    >
    > Here is a link for ACPI support
    >
    >

    http://search.dell.com/results.aspx?cat=sup&subcat=dkb&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&k=ACPI
    >
    > --
    > William
    >
    >
    > "T.B." <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > yes i was having problems. the blue screen problem that I posted about.
    > > i
    > > flashed the bios after the problem originally occurred. I didn't just
    > > flash
    > > it out of the clear blue sky if that's what you were inferring.
    > >
    > > TB
    > >
    > > "WTC" <bcrawfordjr(remove)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > > news:%2313Q3I$...
    > >> Were you having problems before you flashed your BIOS. If not, why

    would
    > > you
    > >> do this. A general rule with the BIOS is, if you are not having

    problems
    > > DO
    > >> NOT flash the BIOS.
    > >>
    > >> A bad BIOS flash could mean no more posting of the computer which means

    a
    > >> non-working motherboard.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> William
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "T.B." <> wrote in message
    > >> news:...
    > >> >i am getting a blue screen during boot up on a Dell Inspiron 2650
    > >> >running
    > >> > WIN XP Home. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the Windows
    > >> > Updates I performed. I can't get into Safe Mode, and LKC did not

    work
    > >> > either. Still going to the blue screen with the error:
    > >> >
    > >> > Stop: 0x000000A5 A problem has been detected...Bios is not ACPI
    > >> > compliant... Please visit www.hardwareupdate.com...
    > >> >
    > >> > The big problem is that I can't get the system to boot to CD either.

    I
    > >> > have
    > >> > flashed the BIOS to A13 per Dell's support site and changed the boot
    > >> > sequence to CDROM 1st but it won't boot into XP, thus I cannot do a
    > >> > repair
    > >> > or access the recovery console etc.
    > >> >
    > >> > What else can I do here? What are my options?
    > >> >
    > >> > thanks in advance
    > >> >
    > >> > TB
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    T.B., Dec 17, 2004
    #6
  7. T.B.

    T.B. Guest

    this link definitely pertains to my problem, but since I can't boot to CD it
    is irrelevant. any other suggestions?

    TB

    "°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > <Followup-To set to 24hoursupport.helpdesk>
    >
    > "Stop 0x000000A5" Error When You Are Installing Windows XP
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q314830
    >
    >
    > On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 22:26:36 -0600, in
    > <>
    > T.B. scrawled:
    >
    > >i am getting a blue screen during boot up on a Dell Inspiron 2650 running
    > >WIN XP Home. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the Windows
    > >Updates I performed. I can't get into Safe Mode, and LKC did not work
    > >either. Still going to the blue screen with the error:
    > >
    > >Stop: 0x000000A5 A problem has been detected...Bios is not ACPI
    > >compliant... Please visit www.hardwareupdate.com...
    > >
    > >The big problem is that I can't get the system to boot to CD either. I

    have
    > >flashed the BIOS to A13 per Dell's support site and changed the boot
    > >sequence to CDROM 1st but it won't boot into XP, thus I cannot do a

    repair
    > >or access the recovery console etc.
    > >
    > >What else can I do here? What are my options?
    > >
    > >thanks in advance
    > >
    > >TB
    > >

    >
    > --
    > Basic computer maintenance
    > http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/maintenance.html
    T.B., Dec 17, 2004
    #7
  8. T.B.

    °Mike° Guest

    Did you try the advice to manually install the Standard HAL?

    On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 06:45:36 -0600, in
    <>
    T.B. scrawled:

    >this link definitely pertains to my problem, but since I can't boot to CD it
    >is irrelevant. any other suggestions?
    >
    >TB
    >
    >"°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> <Followup-To set to 24hoursupport.helpdesk>
    >>
    >> "Stop 0x000000A5" Error When You Are Installing Windows XP
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q314830


    <snip>

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  9. T.B.

    T.B. Guest

    i can't try that advice, because I can't boot into Setup from CD. Here are
    those instructions:

    1. Restart the computer to restart Setup.
    When Setup starts again, press F7 (not F6) when you see the "Press F6
    if you need to install a third-party SCSI or RAID driver" screen.

    I'm assuming that they are referring to XP setup. Since I can't boot
    to CD, I can't get to the Press F6 if you need to install a third-party SCSI
    or RAID driver part.

    Are there XP floppy boot disks that will get me there?



    "°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Did you try the advice to manually install the Standard HAL?
    >
    > On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 06:45:36 -0600, in
    > <>
    > T.B. scrawled:
    >
    > >this link definitely pertains to my problem, but since I can't boot to CD

    it
    > >is irrelevant. any other suggestions?
    > >
    > >TB
    > >
    > >"°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    > >news:...
    > >> <Followup-To set to 24hoursupport.helpdesk>
    > >>
    > >> "Stop 0x000000A5" Error When You Are Installing Windows XP
    > >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q314830

    >
    > <snip>
    >
    > --
    > Basic computer maintenance
    > http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/maintenance.html
    T.B., Dec 17, 2004
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  10. T.B.

    T.B. Guest

    well i answered my own question and am going to try d/l some XP Home boot
    disks to try the F7 thing. IF that doesn't work, then what?

    TB

    "T.B." <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > i can't try that advice, because I can't boot into Setup from CD. Here

    are
    > those instructions:
    >
    > 1. Restart the computer to restart Setup.
    > When Setup starts again, press F7 (not F6) when you see the "Press F6
    > if you need to install a third-party SCSI or RAID driver" screen.
    >
    > I'm assuming that they are referring to XP setup. Since I can't

    boot
    > to CD, I can't get to the Press F6 if you need to install a third-party

    SCSI
    > or RAID driver part.
    >
    > Are there XP floppy boot disks that will get me there?
    >
    >
    >
    > "°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Did you try the advice to manually install the Standard HAL?
    > >
    > > On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 06:45:36 -0600, in
    > > <>
    > > T.B. scrawled:
    > >
    > > >this link definitely pertains to my problem, but since I can't boot to

    CD
    > it
    > > >is irrelevant. any other suggestions?
    > > >
    > > >TB
    > > >
    > > >"°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    > > >news:...
    > > >> <Followup-To set to 24hoursupport.helpdesk>
    > > >>
    > > >> "Stop 0x000000A5" Error When You Are Installing Windows XP
    > > >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q314830

    > >
    > > <snip>
    > >
    > > --
    > > Basic computer maintenance
    > > http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/maintenance.html

    >
    >
    T.B., Dec 17, 2004
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  11. T.B.

    °Mike° Guest

    On step at a time.

    On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 13:23:28 -0600, in
    <>
    T.B. scrawled:

    >well i answered my own question and am going to try d/l some XP Home boot
    >disks to try the F7 thing. IF that doesn't work, then what?


    <snip>

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  12. T.B.

    T.B. Guest

    so when I get the floppies made and boot into Setup and do the F7 thing, do
    I just continue on with setup, or do I go into the recovery console or what?
    what exactly do I do after I hit F7? I'm not re-installing XP right?

    TB

    "°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On step at a time.
    >
    > On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 13:23:28 -0600, in
    > <>
    > T.B. scrawled:
    >
    > >well i answered my own question and am going to try d/l some XP Home boot
    > >disks to try the F7 thing. IF that doesn't work, then what?

    >
    > <snip>
    >
    > --
    > Basic computer maintenance
    > http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/maintenance.html
    T.B., Dec 19, 2004
    #12
  13. T.B.

    °Mike° Guest

    Go back and read that MS article again.

    On Sun, 19 Dec 2004 15:09:51 -0600, in
    <>
    T.B. scrawled:

    >so when I get the floppies made and boot into Setup and do the F7 thing, do
    >I just continue on with setup, or do I go into the recovery console or what?
    >what exactly do I do after I hit F7? I'm not re-installing XP right?
    >
    >TB
    >
    >"°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> On step at a time.
    >>
    >> On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 13:23:28 -0600, in
    >> <>
    >> T.B. scrawled:
    >>
    >> >well i answered my own question and am going to try d/l some XP Home boot
    >> >disks to try the F7 thing. IF that doesn't work, then what?

    >>
    >> <snip>
    >>

    >


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  14. T.B.

    T.B. Guest

    mike:

    i did re-read the article about 3 times. nowhere in there does it tell
    exactly what to do after hitting F7. i guess it would be too hard for you
    to just tell me huh?

    TB

    "°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Go back and read that MS article again.
    >
    > On Sun, 19 Dec 2004 15:09:51 -0600, in
    > <>
    > T.B. scrawled:
    >
    > >so when I get the floppies made and boot into Setup and do the F7 thing,

    do
    > >I just continue on with setup, or do I go into the recovery console or

    what?
    > >what exactly do I do after I hit F7? I'm not re-installing XP right?
    > >
    > >TB
    > >
    > >"°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    > >news:...
    > >> On step at a time.
    > >>
    > >> On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 13:23:28 -0600, in
    > >> <>
    > >> T.B. scrawled:
    > >>
    > >> >well i answered my own question and am going to try d/l some XP Home

    boot
    > >> >disks to try the F7 thing. IF that doesn't work, then what?
    > >>
    > >> <snip>
    > >>

    > >

    >
    > --
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    T.B., Dec 20, 2004
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  15. T.B.

    °Mike° Guest

    On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 10:27:47 -0600, in
    <>
    T.B. scrawled:

    >mike:
    >
    >i did re-read the article about 3 times. nowhere in there does it tell
    >exactly what to do after hitting F7.


    So you didn't see:
    "Windows automatically disables the installation of the ACPI HAL
    and installs the Standard PC HAL. "

    >i guess it would be too hard for you to just tell me huh?


    After that remark, then yes.

    <snip>

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  16. T.B.

    T.B. Guest

    yes i did see that remark, but did it ever say what to do after that?
    finish out the reinstallation of XP? reboot? etc...
    either way, thanks for your time.
    TB

    "°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    news:41d509a6.3251828@localhost...
    > On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 10:27:47 -0600, in
    > <>
    > T.B. scrawled:
    >
    > >mike:
    > >
    > >i did re-read the article about 3 times. nowhere in there does it tell
    > >exactly what to do after hitting F7.

    >
    > So you didn't see:
    > "Windows automatically disables the installation of the ACPI HAL
    > and installs the Standard PC HAL. "
    >
    > >i guess it would be too hard for you to just tell me huh?

    >
    > After that remark, then yes.
    >
    > <snip>
    >
    > --
    > Basic computer maintenance
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    T.B., Dec 21, 2004
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    JohnnyM

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    It's lousy, non-committal advice like this that ruins otherwise helpful posts. The only advice 'Mike' gave was achieved with a simple Google search.

    Mike: Next time you want to help someone out, don't do it half-assed, then get your panties in a bunch when they get frustrated at your lame comments.
    JohnnyM, Nov 15, 2006
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    ctperimeter

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    0X000000A5 error

    Similar Problem on an HP A706n.

    Noticed that Microsoft referenced a change in memory so I reseated the memory and was able to boot the machine.

    Bill
    ctperimeter, Sep 12, 2010
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