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elpea117

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ill give you the list of events up until this point.
i have built my own computer. I go to install windows and it would tell me my bios is not ACPI compliant. So i pressed F7 when it was loading the drivers to get past that error message. So then when i get to the formatting it just stays at 0% and does not go anywheres, ive been toying with this for about 48 hours and have tried everything within me and my freinds knowledge. All help and suggestions are highly appreciated.

Motherboard - ASUS k8v SE deluxe
Hardrive - Samsung 80GIG ATA 133
Corsair Ram 512X2 400MHZ
Sempron 3100 processor
Nvidia geforce 2 32 MB graphics card
CDRW drive
480 W pSU
AMI bios
and thats all i can think of off the top of my head
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It should be recognised as ACPI compliant

http://www.asus.com/...1=3&l2=14&l3=67

BIOS -4Mb Flash EEPROM
-AMI BIOS with enhanced ACPI

Once you drop the CD in the tray and fire up the computer to install XP, the first thing you'll see at the bottom of the screen is the option to press F6 if you need to install a SCSI or RAID controller. Don't press F6. Press F5 instead. This will take you to a separate menu of Hardware Abstraction Layer's where you can choose an appropriate HAL that supports ACPI. The choices will be:

ACPI Multiprocessor PC

ACPI Uniprocessor PC

Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC

Compaq SystemPro Multiprocessor or 100% Compatible PC

MPS Uniprocessor PC

MPS Multiprocessor PC

Standard PC

Standard PC with C-Step i486

Other

In the majority of installations the 'Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC' HAL is the one you will want to use.
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