APM/ACPI BIOS questions
#151 by fester22
Sun Mar 24, 2002 10:29 pm
Hi

I am running XP Professional and my system keeps crashing without warning and it is really P*****g me off !

My event viewer gives erros at the time of crash as follows:

AMLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to read from an illegal IO port address (0x4d1), which lies in the 0x4d0 - 0x4d1 protected address range. This could lead to system instability. Please contact your system vendor for technical assistance.

and

AMLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to write to an illegal IO port address (0x4d1), which lies in the 0x4d0 - 0x4d1 protected address range. This could lead to system instability. Please contact your system vendor for technical assistance.

I have run BIOS Wizard and the ACPI Test passes. Is it something to do with my BIOS - if so I'm pretty sure that I'm on the latest version.

Here's my BIOS Wizard report:

BIOS CAPABILITIES TEST REPORT
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Generated by: BIOS Wizard 2.10
Date: March 24, 2002
Time: 20:28

PnP Version : BIOS currently supports latest version 1.0
PCI Version : BIOS currently supports latest version 2.1
PCI IRQ Routing Table : BIOS currently supports this feature
Enhanced Disk Drive
Specification : BIOS currently supports this feature
DMI Version : BIOS supports minimum version 2.2. Latest is
version 2.3
ACPI Version : BIOS currently supports latest version 1.0
APM Version : BIOS currently supports latest version 1.2
Booting From CD-ROM : BIOS currently supports this feature
Supports ESCD : BIOS currently supports this feature
Can be Updated (flashed) : BIOS currently supports this feature
Can be Shadowed : BIOS currently supports this feature
BIOS Chip in Socket : BIOS currently supports this feature
Supports Selective Booting : BIOS currently supports this feature
Supports LS-120 Booting : BIOS doesn't support this feature
Supports ZIP Booting : BIOS doesn't support this feature
Supports Network Booting : The testing of this feature is not supported by
the current DMI version
BIOS Manufacturer : Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
BIOS ID : 08/30/2000-AMD-75X-W977-6A6S2M49C-00
BIOS Date : 08/30/00
BIOS OEM Signon : W6167MS V1.6 083000
BIOS ROM Size : 256K
Chipset : AMD 751 rev 35
Super I/O Chip : Winbond 83977ATF found at port 3F0h

Please help - I'm desperate!

:cry: