re: shutdown problems or re-install
Posted 14 September 2001 - 07:09 AM
Posted 14 September 2001 - 04:48 PM
This was a clean install. I just used a different hard drive. I kept my old drive with w98 se loaded. With the win98 drive plugged in the machine shut's itself off. With the newer XP hard drive installed I just get the ready to shut windows screen.
From past experience though, I 've fixed some win 98 problems by re-installing on top of the original win98 install. My question was , is there a special wat to do this with XP, and how to ensure that my shutdown problem would be fixed. Thanks.
Posted 25 September 2001 - 11:41 AM
In Device Manager under Computer does it state "Standard PC" or "ACPI ......"?
WindowsXP requires an ACPI BIOS.
I would check your mainboard manufacturer for an upgraded BIOS.
If you have the latest BIOS, and it still occurs then your BIOS has been blocked for installing in ACPI mode. Several BIOSís claim to be ACPI compatible but do not meet the specifications for ACPI.
Posted 25 September 2001 - 11:52 AM
Pretty standard stuff really. I had the system running with Win98se and then just unplugged the hard drive plugged in a spare drive and installed XP. When I revert back to the originial Win98se drive , the system powers down by itself. When I plug in the XP drive, it goes to the "system is ready to shutdown now" screen and just sits there. I don't believe it's a bios issue due to the fact that under 98se it works proberly.
Posted 25 September 2001 - 02:01 PM
Posted 26 September 2001 - 01:06 PM