There was an MS KB article I read recently that covered ACPI. If the BIOS
has an embedded date in it that is prior to 2000, it will look at a file on
the DVD and lookup the motherboard (as I recall) and if it's not on the
list - you get the error message. There is also a work-around but I don't
remember enough of it to be accurate but you can essentially turn this
lookup feature off by modifying a file.
I ran into this when I was testing an old Abit BH6 motherboard to see if
Vista Basic would even load - it gave me the ACPI error. My BIOS firmware
date was 2000 but the actual date embedded in the code that shows the
copyright dates of the BIOS was 1999. I didn't go any further with that old
board but at least that experience may help you now. Do a search on MS site
in their Knowledge Base area for ACPI.
"Thomas De Grauw" <Thomas De Grauw@discussions.microsoft.com
> wrote in
> When I try to install Vista on my Clevo M120W, right after 'copying' files
> (after the very first progress bar that appears) I get a blue screen
> "The BIOS is not fully ACPI compliant. Please contact system vendor for
> upgraded BIOS"
> Ok I understand this but when I check my notebook's manual it says my
> DOES support ACPI 1.0b and 2.0!! It also works fine in XP (sleep,
> ...). I tryed some of the suggestions here (like pulling out all devices
> mouse and stuff) but it didn't change anything. In my BIOS settings
> nothing related to ACPI.
> I'm now wondering how I can get this 'BIOS upgrade'? On the Clevo website
> there are NO updates. I once updated my BIOS, but I received that one via
> mail. I mailed them again but they don't respond now. I also tried going
> various 'bios update' websites but either they are paying (esupport.com -
> should I trust them?) or there's nothing usefull.