Chaintech 5AGM2 - APM probem NOT fixed by latest BIOS.

APM/ACPI BIOS questions
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BIOS Newbie
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I have the latest BIOS version (2 November 1999) for my Chaintech 5AGM2 board and I still can't use APM in Windows XP. If I try to enable it via the Power Options in the Control Panel, I get a stop-error on shut-down or restart that disappears too quickly for me to see (I've turned off the option in Windows XP to 'automatically restart' when stop-errors occur, but this stop-error still disappears).

Funny that the new BIOS update now includes ACPI in the Power Management options of the BIOS, even though Windows XP installs APM.

I don't understand what's going on or why. I can still have my monitor and hard drives power off though. :) Sounds like having APM enabled is a luxury I can't have. :x
The Hardware Archivist
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1999 bios and APM. Those were the early days, not fully implemented yet. Don't expect Chaintech to invest any more time in a design this old.

Do not assume anything

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