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Windows 7: ACPI problem one more time!

20 Jul 2009   #1

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ACPI problem one more time!

I had installed Seven on my Dell Dimension 4400.. everything was all right and I was working successfully with that operating system but I had to upgrade my BIOS and after that it shows me error when I try to start system: 0xc0000225 (Windows failed to load because the firmware [bios] is not ACPI compatible). The same when I want to re-install Seven.. "Windows is loading files.." and then I can see the menu when the problem is presented.. that I should choose repair system etc.. but it always ends with the same effect - I can do nothing.
As I wrote above I wanted to upgrade bios but I stayed with the same version because of many reasons.. so I made upgrade but nothing has really changed. What's more, I'm sure that Seven may work on my machine - I used it!
There's a map of my Bios: Documentation Shall you check what should I change?
Thanks in advance!
maci3j

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20 Jul 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
acpi

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maci3j View Post
I had installed Seven on my Dell Dimension 4400.. everything was all right and I was working successfully with that operating system but I had to upgrade my BIOS and after that it shows me error when I try to start system: 0xc0000225 (Windows failed to load because the firmware [bios] is not ACPI compatible). The same when I want to re-install Seven.. "Windows is loading files.." and then I can see the menu when the problem is presented.. that I should choose repair system etc.. but it always ends with the same effect - I can do nothing.
As I wrote above I wanted to upgrade bios but I stayed with the same version because of many reasons.. so I made upgrade but nothing has really changed. What's more, I'm sure that Seven may work on my machine - I used it!
There's a map of my Bios: Documentation Shall you check what should I change?
Thanks in advance!
maci3j
Only place I saw acpi is in power screen uder acpi state.

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Ken
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21 Jul 2009   #3

seven
 
 

It doesn't help.. Neither S1 State nor S3 State allows to install Seven.
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21 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

On this site they say you have to turn on ACPI, but I can not see it in your mb's guide. Try to play with the power settings!

A few sites talking about turning off and on again the ACPI feature solves this problem, but your bios does not have this option. That is strange.

What are the new features of your new upgraded bios?
Which build do you (try to) use?
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21 Jul 2009   #5

seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robert Cartman View Post
On this site they say you have to turn on ACPI, but I can not see it in your mb's guide. Try to play with the power settings!

A few sites talking about turning off and on again the ACPI feature solves this problem, but your bios does not have this option. That is strange.

What are the new features of your new upgraded bios?
Which build do you (try to) use?
I was using Bios in version A06 - the newest one - and after that there should be an option to turn on USB Hi-Speed 2.0 in Bios but I haven't seen it so I thought that I made sth wrong and tried to upgrade to A06 one more time - because of that I have the problem with Seven now.

The page where this version of Bios may be downloaded.
Changes:
Quote:
The following changes were made to the A05 BIOS to create A06:

1. Improved S.M.A.R.T. HDD error detection in POST.
2. Modified Rear Panel LED Codes to better identify memory errors.
I checked another versions and there is nothing about ACPI in changes.

Which build of Seven do I use? I have no idea - I downloaded it from Windows site about one month ago. I may check it on different PC if that is important case.

I am trying to start the installation on many different Bios settings. In about half an hour I will check every option.
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21 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

I got this from Dell:
Quote:
Thank you for using the Dell Community Forum.

You many have the ACPI settings in the bios set to something different causing the freezing. Boot into the bios and then go the advanced section. From there you can tab to the power options - power management setup.

ACPI Suspend Type
This option sets the energy-saving mode of the ACPI function. It determines the Standby mode in the operating system. Options are as follows:

S1 (***)
S3 (STR)
When you select S1 (***) mode, the power does not shut off and the supply status remains as it is. When you select S3 (STR) mode, the power is cut off after a delay. The status of the computer before it enters STR is saved in memory, and the computer can quickly return to its previous status when the STR function wakes.
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21 Jul 2009   #7

seven
 
 

None of settings work.. I have no more ideas what could I do. S1 and S3 are described but it doesn't change anything.. I tried to turn on both but without any positive effects.
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21 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Can you roll back to your original BIOS version?
I think that's the only solution.
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21 Jul 2009   #9

seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robert Cartman View Post
Can you roll back to your original BIOS version?
I think that's the only solution.
When I bought that PC there was A04 ver. of Bios and PC was very sluggish. I made upgrade to A06 and everything started to work properly, Seven was working either. And then I made re-upgrade to A06 with the known effect. I do not know how can I roll back to original (A04?) version.. Do you know how to downgrade it? Do you think that way: A06 -> A04 -> A06 would be ok?
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21 Jul 2009   #10

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

So you did not save your previous BIOS before update.
I think it is possible to downgrade with the same application that you used for the upgrade if you find that A04 version somewhere.
But don't forget that BIOS update is very dangerous! I payed my lesson with it!
So may be better to wait for somebody with better knowledge and answers.

If I were you i would try to get the latest build (7600) and give it a go first!
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