6mth old PC...no 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'..no 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