HP Pavillion ZT1175 gets BSOD x000000a5

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HP Pavillion ZT1175 gets BSOD x000000a5

Post by bithead9 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:13 pm

This appears to be an ACPI compatability error. I am running M0102 level and will try flashing to M0105 but I doubt there is a fix. This bios is made by: Insyde Software Corp - never head of them myself. What do you think the chances of a patch to this to get Vista or Win7 ACPI able ?

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Re: HP Pavillion ZT1175 gets BSOD x000000a5

Post by bithead9 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:48 am

Updated to the IC.M1.05 latest level and tried to too boot Vista or Windows 7 and no dice.
BSOD *** STOP: 0x00000045 (0x0001000B,0x50434146,0xFFD01AC0,0x00000000)
This BIOS is Insyde Software MobilePro BIOS Version 4.00.01
the laptop show at post:
VIA ProSavage P4N266 4.00.02
HP Pavilion ZT1 BIOS V IC.M1.05
TwisterP4 VGA BIOS Version 009

Insyde ACPI BIOS Version 3.00.04
I did a hex edit/search of the BIOS and found the ACPI string (looks like this):

0002BB32 4143 5049 524F 4D00 2C88 2F08 0000 00E5 812C DD88 4143 5049 434F 5245 ACPIROM.,./......,..ACPICORE
0002BB4E 0033 2E30 302E 3034 0030 372F 3036 2F30 3100 3236 3839 00DD 8841 4350 .3.00.04.07/06/01.2689...ACP
0002BB6A 494F 454D 0000 332E 3030 2E30 3000 3131 2F30 332F 3030 0041 4152 4400 IOEM..3.00.00.11/03/00.AARD.
0002BB86 0F55 AA08 E977 00EB 3A00 5353 4143 5049 000F 5253 4420 5054 5220 004F .U...w..:.SSACPI..RSD PTR .O
0002BBA2 4944 5F30 3000 F001 7011 0493 0094 00F9 201E 0F39 0106 1E8B E881 E5FF ID_00...p....... ..9........
0002BBBE 0081 FD05 0077 090D D1E5 2E8B AE38 00FF D51F 07CB DD88 3053 0F43 4F52 .....w.......8........0S.COR
0002BBDA 4500 332E 3030 2E30 3400 3037 2F0F 3036 2F30 3100 3236 3839 0050 B060 E.3.00.04.07/.06/01.2689.P.`
0002BBF6 E680 0C58 E8B3 01E8 5E04 ...X....^.

0002C3C2 4143 5049 4453 4454 0C88 9D29 0000 0040 A8F1 0F44 5344 548C 5200 0001 ACPIDSDT...)...@...DSDT.R...
0002C3DE E749 4E53 5944 450F 5654 3836 3333 0000 0010 0000 4D53 4654 000E 201B .INSYDE.VT8633......MSFT.. .
0002C3FA 0F08 5645 5253 1234 030D 5072 6F6A 6563 740F 3A20 5034 4E32 3636 000D ..VERS.4..Project.: P4N266..
0002C416 4461 7465 3A20 0F31 302F 3032 2F32 3030 3100 0D56 6572 7320 1202 2E30 Date: .10/02/2001..Vers ...0
0002C432 3020 030F 0010 4E08 5C5F 5052 5F5B 8345 0843 5055 0230 0110 2057 0E06 0 ....N.\_PR_[.E.CPU.0.. W..
0002C44E 085F 5043 5412 2C02 1114 0A11 820C 2060 0200 002F 206F 3002 0179 00A0 ._PCT.,....... `.../ o0..y..
0002C46A 1500 ..


I did not find an "SLIC" in there. Does that mean it cannot load Vista or Win7 ? Anyone know? It runs XP Pro fine.

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Re: HP Pavillion ZT1175 gets BSOD x000000a5

Post by bithead9 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:50 am

BTW the Windows 7 readiness checker said it would install. Only low memory of 768MB. (should be 1GB).

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Re: HP Pavillion ZT1175 gets BSOD x000000a5

Post by bithead9 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:31 am

I found more details:
BSOD *** STOP: 0x000000A5 (0x0001000B,0x50434146,0xFFD01AC0,0x00000000)
when installing either Vista 32bit or Windows 7 32 bit

0x0001000B The length of the ACPI table is not consistent with the table revision.

Maybe someone here knows how to check these values ? Is there a way I can patch the BIOS
to let Win7 pass the ACPI validation ? Maybe this bios has a bad length value and xp
did not care ???

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Re: HP Pavillion ZT1175 gets BSOD x000000a5

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Re: HP Pavillion ZT1175 gets BSOD x000000a5

Post by bithead9 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:42 pm

That link is invalid. MS says the content was removed... :(

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Re: HP Pavillion ZT1175 gets BSOD x000000a5

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Re: HP Pavillion ZT1175 gets BSOD x000000a5

Post by bithead9 » Sat May 01, 2010 4:28 am

Thanks for the new link. This was an error code I read before. According to that document MS says:
0x1000B The ACPI table signature A pointer to the ACPI table 0 The length of the ACPI table is not consistent with the table revision.
If you cannot obtain an updated BIOS, or the latest BIOS is still not ACPI compliant,
you can turn off ACPI mode during text-mode setup. To turn off ACPI mode, press the F7
key when you are prompted to install storage drivers. The system does not notify you
that the F7 key was pressed, but it silently disables ACPI and enables you to continue
your installation.

Well I tried 64bit and 32bit versions of Windows7 and there is no "text mode" setup when it asks for any drivers. I tried
F7 throughout the initial boot even and right after loading files and "windows starting" appears on bottom of the screen
I get the reported BSOD:

If someone has another way I can set switches for the windows7 setup to bypass ACPI that would be sweet.

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Re: HP Pavillion ZT1175 gets BSOD x000000a5

Post by 2 Bunny » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:18 pm

Right with you guys there.
I just wanted to let you know you aren't alone in the search for the "0x000000A5" glitch. I've got the exact same setup as described above on an hp pavilion zt1250 laptop. If it provides any support, I am looking to solve the same thing, so don't give up on it. :) . I hadn't seen this site before. The way I see it, (an "IMO" or "IMOH" here) something needs to be adjusted in the Windows 7 setup disc and burned again, or something needs to be adjusted in the B.I.O.S. to prevent this little glitch from happening. Just know that you aren't alone!

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Re: HP Pavillion ZT1175 gets BSOD x000000a5

Post by edwin » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:20 am

press the F7
key when you are prompted to install storage drivers. The system does not notify you
that the F7 key was pressed, but it silently disables ACPI and enables you to continue
your installation.
that is for XP, not windows7.
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Re: HP Pavillion ZT1175 gets BSOD x000000a5

Post by 2 Bunny » Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:12 pm

edwin wrote:
press the F7
key when you are prompted to install storage drivers. The system does not notify you
that the F7 key was pressed, but it silently disables ACPI and enables you to continue
your installation.
that is for XP, not windows7.
Is there any type of workaround for 7? Could the startup be modified in any way, or does it need to be done in BIOS modifications?

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Re: HP Pavillion ZT1175 gets BSOD x000000a5

Post by edwin » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:41 pm

if you have any acpi option in your bios setup, try and disable that. other than that, so far not seen anyone succeed in disabling acpi during setup.
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Re: HP Pavillion ZT1175 gets BSOD x000000a5

Post by 2 Bunny » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:14 pm

edwin wrote:if you have any acpi option in your bios setup, try and disable that. other than that, so far not seen anyone succeed in disabling acpi during setup.
That particular BIOS setup has almost no options at all in it. I tried changing the two options that you could actually change without breaking anything (CPU Serial number Enable/Disable and External LCD On/Off) and nothing.

So you can't mod BIOS like these?

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Re: HP Pavillion ZT1175 gets BSOD x000000a5

Post by edwin » Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:37 am

Nope and according to both HP and Microsoft this laptop is past the sell-by date so don't expect windows Vista or 7 support any time soon/at all.
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Re: HP Pavillion ZT1175 gets BSOD x000000a5

Post by 2 Bunny » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:51 pm

edwin wrote:Nope and according to both HP and Microsoft this laptop is past the sell-by date so don't expect windows Vista or 7 support any time soon/at all.
Too bad. I know it is past the "sell by " date. It was purchased back in 2001, so this wasn't a "recent transaction". I know all the official junk about this n that, but I've seen people run Windows 7 on Joke hardware machines with 200+Mhz Processors and Well less than quarter, half the RAM here. Maybe you understand this maybe not, or other people reading who are afraid to post; I know that Hardware wise, the computer is capable. I'm not trying to run that chunky operating system that came between xp and 7, I'm just trying to run Windows 7. I can't boot the setup DVD because the setup becomes confused.

Anyway, :D my question is, why is it that this BIOS cannot be modded? What about all those ACPI things that got pulled up a few posts ago? Can you not mod BIOS at all?

You've all been so helpful, I'd hate for the trail to run dry here, LOL! Thanks.

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