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Logitek

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Hy there friends :)

I am having a BIG problem with my PC
It sounds like this : my computer freezes randomly when it's multitasking or being idle :| ... I found out how to look in the Event Manager in Windows XP SP2 and it seems that every time my computer freezes it logs here as 4 acpi errors --> please view the images -->

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This is my second computer and it's doing the same thing as the other one :) It's freezing when I need it the most :P

Please I need your help with this one ! :) :) :) :) :) Ohh and don't worry about that name hackwarez :) it's just to scare my friends on LAN :)

My current specs are :

AMD Duron 1300 Mhz
Acorp 7KTA(P) Motherboard ( 1 ISA, 5 PCI, 1 AGP 4X, 1 AMR )
Motherboard Chipset - VIA VT8363 Apollo KT133
384 Mb SDR ( 3 x 128 Mb PC 133 [LAT: 3.3.3.6 ] )
Western Digital Caviar 80 Gb 7200 RPM - 2 Mb Buffer ( ATA33 )
nVIDIA GeForce 4 Titanium 4200 with AGP8X - 128 Mb DDR 128 Bit ( AGP 4x )
ASUS CD-RW 52x24x52x - 2 Mb Buffer
Creative Sound Blaster Live! Value


Please Help !

Thanks in advance :)
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Neil Jones

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This can normally be resolved by updating the BIOS on the motherboard. The BIOS you get from the people who made it, if such a newer one is available and the company still trading.
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that can't be done :) my mobo is Acorp 7KTA ... Acorp is no longer "alive" :)( so the BIOS update is out of question :)

can I do something else ? change some port addresses ? or something ?


I need to solve this issue kuz it drives me mad X( ... my PC freezes once in 1-2 Hours ( never when I play games though )

please help :) cheers :)
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try resetting the bios to defaults and see if you can boot...the ACPI error can also be caused by aggressive memory timings or overclocking

Edited by happyrck, 19 April 2008 - 03:44 PM.

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I don't know what BIOS level you have, but there are updates for it available, see here: http://driverscollec...om/?file_id=118

Google yields other possibilities as well: http://www.google.co...G=Google Search
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first, thanks for the replies :) now ... I tried resetting the BIOS to default but it couldn't boot because it didn't find any floppy ( :) I don't have a floppy drive, nor do I want one :):P ) so I disabled the floppy seek and all floppy related stuff . It's been almost a day and the system didn't freeze anymore :) although I played NFS Most Wanted all day long ... btw it never froze when I played games (no matter how demanding the game ) .
Ztruker the BIOS version that you pointed me to, is the same as mine :) .. no updates .. same size 190 k :)

I think that the system freeze was about the conflict between the onboard sound card and the Creative Sound Blaster.
Also I could think that the memory timings were too low ... anyways I hope it doesn't freeze on me again, I'll keep you updated on the situation and Thanks so much for your help :)


G2G RuLLzzz :P :) :) :)
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your welcome ...and thanks for letting us know... :)
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