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Thread: BIOS Errors..........aaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

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    6mth old problems at all with it up until now!!
    Now i may be clutching at straws but it was ok until i got hit with loads of AdWare and did a full Virus scan with Norton......then when i rebooted i got the error messages saying various operations could not be started and that my Virtual Memory was very Low....everything slowed down to a crawl..and i mean a crawl!

    I looked in my Windows error log and got this -
    ACPI - ACPI BIOS is attempting to write to an illegal PCI operation region.
    (0x4) Please contact vendor blah blah blah.....

    If i press F5 on startup and choose 'last known config that worked' problems arise and Windows starts up fine.

    Is this a failing BIOS or is it maybe a Virus??? Even though Norton only picked up Adware??

    PS..I have noticed these ACPI/BIOS errors in my error log since start of Jan. but only now i have had this problem with Virtual Memory...totally baffled...please help!!!

    Windows XP Pro (Service Pack 2)
    Athlon XP 2800+
    512 MB DDR
    80 GIG Maxtor HDD
    Radeon 9800 PRO
    Last edited by slimboyfatz; 02-10-2005 at 06:19 PM.
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    Virtualbody1234's Avatar Forum Star BT Rep: +2
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    If the 'last known config that worked' makes Windows start correctly then there isn't anything wrong with the BIOS.

    The BIOS is firmware and your problem is software (Windows) related.

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    Do u have any further advice then???
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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfatz
    Do u have any further advice then???
    it must have just been a corrupted file or driver if it works fine now (most liekly caused by the viruses or spyware).
    nothing to worry about unless it starts to come back again.


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