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Windows 7: BIOS NOT ACPI COMPLIANT error 0x000000A5


17 Aug 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit If I can get it installed
 
 
BIOS NOT ACPI COMPLIANT error 0x000000A5

I purchased a new ASUS laptop with Win8. I wanted to replace it with Windows 7. I wiped, formatted and partitioned the HD. I changed the BIOS so it boots from the DVD. I put my 7 disc in and started. A message says it is loading files. In a minute or so I get the Blue Death Screen with the message: Problem detected, shut down to prevent possible damage. The BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compliant. Please contact vendor for updated version.
ASUS has been off line for several days so no help there. Anywhere else I can get a updated BIOS? If that is the problem. Is there a thread somewhere this was solved?
One other thing, got the same results when I tried to install XP. Thanks


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17 Aug 2014   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

You need to check your BIOS settings. If you need to update your BIOS, then you can likely download what you need from the ASUS website. What you described is typical of incorrect BIOS settings. If the BIOS settings were correct, I think you'd be able to do the clean install regardless of a BIOS update.

I think you should delete all the partitions and let the Win 7 install do the partitioning and formatting. The Win 7 install will give you the opportunity to select what size partitions you desire.

What are your BIOS options?

Regards
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18 Aug 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit If I can get it installed
 
 

Check my bios for what? I made some changes to the bios so I could boot from the dvd but that's all. That bios is the poorest excuse for information I have ever seen. I went to the ASUS website for support but they don't make it easy to find anything. I entered my model number and the feedback showed I had a machine running Win8.1 64 bit. There was not one word of anything like that on the advertisement. I will return to ASUS for more digging. Thanks for your feedback.
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18 Aug 2014   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

"Stop 0x000000A5 the ACPI BIOS in the system is not fully compliant with the ACPI specification" error message when the computer resumes from hibernation

Check out the above link and try the solutions.

Regards

Another action you can try is setting the BIOS to default settings and then adjust what you need for your hardware. If that doesn't resolve your issue try installing a recovery BIOS in the event your BIOS might be corrupted.
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18 Aug 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit If I can get it installed
 
 

I have tried to install Windows 7 and WinXP from my disc but it never gets past loading files before the screen goes black then blue with the message already mentioned. I am able to get into the BIOS and only made the changes needed so I can boot from the DVD drive, which it does. By recovery BIOS do you mean flashing the BIOS? On the ASUS page I entered my machine serial number and it responds with can't ID your model with that number. I went through entering the number several times with variations on the 0 or O, same message. I did reset the BIOS to default and started over with just changes to boot from the dvd. No difference. As I mentioned before I entered the model number manually at ASUS and the end showed the laptop came with Win8.1 64 bit. Would that matter now since it's gone? I tried to check out the BIOS Utility files but crashed my Opera, twice. I am working on the laptop problem from my desktop.
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18 Aug 2014   #6

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

What happens if you reset the BIOS to defaults and do not change anything? Usually F11 or F12 will allow you to access a boot menu and you can select the DVD drive from that.
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18 Aug 2014   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sodapop315 View Post
I have tried to install Windows 7 and WinXP from my disc but it never gets past loading files before the screen goes black then blue with the message already mentioned. I am able to get into the BIOS and only made the changes needed so I can boot from the DVD drive, which it does.
You should check all your BIOS settings to ensure all options are set as you desire.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sodapop315 View Post
By recovery BIOS do you mean flashing the BIOS? On the ASUS page I entered my machine serial number and it responds with can't ID your model with that number.
Yes, a recovery BIOS update on an Intel board involves removing a jumper and booting with a USB Flash drive attached with the recovery BIOS file which is a different file type than the normal flash BIOS update, but still the latest version. I would think ASUS would have a similar procedure. Check your motherboard technical documents or the ASUS website

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sodapop315 View Post
I went through entering the number several times with variations on the 0 or O, same message. I did reset the BIOS to default and started over with just changes to boot from the dvd. No difference.
Again, check all you BIOS options to ensure they are correct for your configuration.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sodapop315 View Post
As I mentioned before I entered the model number manually at ASUS and the end showed the laptop came with Win8.1 64 bit. Would that matter now since it's gone?
I don't think it matters. They likely sold the latest model with Win 8. Win 7 should load just fine if you have the hardware and BIOS configured correctly.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sodapop315 View Post
I tried to check out the BIOS Utility files but crashed my Opera, twice. I am working on the laptop problem from my desktop.
I'm not sure what you are talking about. How do you get into your BIOS? I simply depress the F2 key during Boot when I get the screen that indicates how to get to the BIOS.

Are you trying do this install from your desktop onto your laptop? If so, I don't think that's a good idea.
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18 Aug 2014   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit If I can get it installed
 
 

The only thing I can do on the laptop is look at the BIOS. Well GParted opens so I can look at the HD and partition it as I said before. I'm using my desktop to get information on solving the laptop problem, that being I can't get a OS installed. I got on the ASUS site with my desktop. When I tried to download one of their BIOS files and crashed was because it thought my desktop was the machine in question? I did not like the Win8 but never thought it would be such a difficult task just to change from 8 to 7. And all the suggestions and directions I've received over the past few days haven't changed the situation at all. Many people have switched from 8 to 7 but never ran into circumstances I encountered. This is my first laptop. I have only worked with desktops before, not that it should make a difference. I'm not taking the laptop apart to build a new one like I do with the desktops. All I can do is keep searching. Thanks
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18 Aug 2014   #9

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Do you have a DVD/CD drive on your laptop? What is the make of your hdd?

I would download the hdd manufacturer's hdd utility, DOS version, burn it to a DVD/CD and boot your laptop to full erase or low level format your hdd. This will remove all partitions and leave you with a hdd in the raw. Then try the Win 7 install by inserting the Win 7 DVD into your DVD drive and see what happens. You should be able to set your partitions and format the drive using the Win 7 install program.
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18 Aug 2014   #10

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Clean Install Windows 7

Clean Install Windows 7
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