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APM/ACPI BIOS questions
Post Fri Sep 10, 2004 5:50 am
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Post Fri Sep 10, 2004 5:50 am
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ACPI non-Cpmpliance error in Windows XP system. Does anyone have any BIOS archive for the for the following please:

Note: Kinpo company is no longer is business for motherboard and hence no support for BIOS any more.

Company: Kinpo
Model: Kinpo Motherboard KP394XA

BIOS Date: 07/10/00
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PGN
BIOS ID: 07/10/2000-694X-686A-6A6LJKFBC-00
OEM Sign-On: 0011W-01
Chipset: VIA 82C691 rev 196
Superio: VIA 686 rev 34 found at port 7h
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Post Fri Sep 10, 2004 11:51 am
ajzchips El cheapo dude

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They still have an active email support page:
http://www.kinpo.com.tw/English/mb_customer.htm

Try sending them an email, who knows...

Their reseller, Sceptre, only has drivers at this link:
ftp://ftp.sceptre.com/pub/Motherboard/
...so don't even bother downloading the huge file.

Post Fri Sep 10, 2004 4:16 pm
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Thank you...

Let me try that route...
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Post Fri Sep 10, 2004 6:15 pm
ajzchips El cheapo dude

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Since they are no longer in the mobo business, you might want to ask them who the real mobo manufacturer is, if this case applies. I'm not too sure whether Kinpo really manufactured mobos or not.

Post Sun Sep 12, 2004 7:50 am
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I sincerely thank you for all your help on this matter.

Does this mean that there may be other BIOS which can be compatible with what I have. If so, is there any way how I can find this?

It feels like I am asking a stupid question, but I am so in need of the BIOS to revive my system....

Regards
SIG

Post Sun Sep 12, 2004 7:55 am
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I sincerely thank you for all your help on this matter.

Actually, I did have a e-mail back from Kinpo, but no luck.

They really don't seem to care about Motherboard at all at this time.

Could it be possible that there can be other BIOS out there that can compatible with my motherboard?

It feels like I am asking so many stupid questions, but I am so in need of the BIOS to revive my system....

Regards
SIG

Post Sun Sep 12, 2004 3:06 pm
ajzchips El cheapo dude

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Well... I've just sent them a few emails myself (found them browsing technical newsgroups), and let's see if that'll do it...

BTW, do you have a scanner or digital camera? Could you post a good quality photo of your board here? Perhaps the board may ring a bell to someone, and we might end up concluding that it's a 100% identical to some other board of some other brand.

Post Sun Sep 12, 2004 11:07 pm
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Post Mon Sep 13, 2004 12:10 am
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Saw that picture already, Rainbow, but I meant something bigger and sharper, to read what's on the parallel port sticker, for instance.

Post Tue Sep 14, 2004 2:13 am
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Thanks guys.

I will get the photo up later...

I really do appreciate all your help....
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Post Tue Sep 14, 2004 3:54 am
ajzchips El cheapo dude

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Got this from Kinpo:
Subj: RE: KINPO KP394XA BIOS
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 08:07:54 +0800
From: <jimpeng@kinpo.com.tw>
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Dear Sir:

For the VIA 694 M/B, we don't have any update BIOS from the 4 years ago.
Because we closed the motherboard division and we didn't have any new
update BIOS from that time. Sorry, we cannot support you to update your
BIOS.

Best regards

Jim Peng

Now, I've requested their latest possible release before closing their mobo division...

Post Wed Sep 15, 2004 1:02 am
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Thank you so much.....

I am trying borrow a digital camera from my friend and my motherboard picture will be posted tomorrow.

Again your help much appreciated.

Regards.
SIG

Post Wed Sep 15, 2004 1:12 am
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Well, the picture isn't that important anymore, but it's welcome, of course.

To start with, where did you see the ACPI non-compliance error? Did WinXP by any chance display this? Did you get this message from a system analyzer? This is important to know.

Post Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:54 am
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Hello,

The problem occured in following manner:

1. The problem was reported in Event Viewer first with system being really slow.

2. Comuter started to reboot itself several times thereafter. The same ACPI non-compliance error got registered into Systems Event Viewer.

3. Then few days later, the computer booted with blue screen stating that there is an ACPI non-compliance error. Contact vendor message appeared.

4. I tried to re-install Windows XP from scratch, but the same blue screen appeared and the same message of "ACPI non-compliance" error. Thereafter, I could not even install Window XP operating system again.

Hope this answers your question.

Thank you.
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Post Wed Sep 15, 2004 1:34 pm
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Are you trying to reinstall WinXP with all of the cards inserted? Try leaving only the VGA. Once installed, add one after another.

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