Disabling ACPI During Setup? RRS feed

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  • Any way to disable ACPI during the Setup Process?

    I have a PC that has been running Windows 2000 Server I wish to use for this beta project.  In the past i'm able to enter a few keystrokes and disable ACPI during the setup process. 

    Monday, February 19, 2007 4:23 PM

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  • Why do you need to disable ACPI?

    And why do you need to disable it during the setup?

    Tuesday, February 20, 2007 8:29 PM
  •  Hello,  this is my first post on here. So any help on this would be appriciated.


    I orginally installed WHS on a Iomega DataSafe NAS that I had Freenas installed on. It is quite old but it did the job (storage wise). WHS installed without any issue. The system is running a PIII 500MHZ, 512MB PC133, 3x 250GB harddrives. But do to the age and hardware on the Iomega is slow. I recently bought a 2U Tyan Dual PIII 1GHz  server that I wanted to install WHS on. I thought that this system having better hardware on it, that I would not have an issue with WHS.


    After installing hard drives and DVD-rom, I put in the DVD and turning it on to install WHS. It goes through the first initial setup, then errors out. Giving me an error message of something close to Could not finish setup due to BIOS not ACPI compliant. Sorry, I am at work so I can not give the exact error message. I updated to this latest BIOS version I could find on my MB. Still same error message.


    I would thing there would be a command line switch that I could use to bypass this check. I can install Win Server 2k3 without any issues. What makes WHS different? anyone else seen this error?

    Friday, May 11, 2007 8:25 PM