Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by akfallin83, Jan 26, 2002.

  1. akfallin83

    akfallin83 Guest

    Everytime I start up my computer and at certain points while using the computer (haven't identified any one thing that triggers it during usage)... my computer hangs. I do notice it mostly with explorer. Any ideas how to stop this from happening?

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: ACPI
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 4
    Date: 1/26/2002
    Time: 3:42:00 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: JORDAN
    AMLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to read from an illegal IO port address (0xcfc), which lies in the 0xcf8 - 0xcff protected address range. This could lead to system instability. Please contact your system vendor for technical assistance.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at
    0000: 00 00 00 00 04 00 52 00 ......R.
    0008: 00 00 00 00 04 00 05 c0 .......À
    0010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
    0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
    0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    Has this always happened, or did you do something recently like enabling ACPI in bios or flashing your bios?
  3. akfallin83

    akfallin83 Guest

    It has not always happened, it just started in the past few days, this computer has been running fine for about 2 weeks now. I also have not made any changes to the BIOS nor have I flashed it.
  4. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    Have you added any new hardware, like memory?
  5. akfallin83

    akfallin83 Guest

    Absolutly nothing, thats the weird thing, this just sort of started happening for no reason. I hadnt even installed any new programs or updates or anything that would have caused this to start.
  6. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    That's really wierd. Look in your event viewer logs and see if there's a conflict with another driver or something. Check in the device manager and make sure everything is kosher there.

    If these things don't turn up any clues, I guess I have to suggest updating your bios.

    Have you had any recent power failures or anything along those lines recently? I'm thinking that something in your bios somehow got reset. The problem is you have a couple of devices trying to use the same memory block... are you getting any specific 0x0..... bsod error codes?

    Also, do a full virus scan on your system... just to make sure. Doubtful, but better safe then sorry.
  7. akfallin83

    akfallin83 Guest

    Well my room mate just told me something. The day this started happening he disconnected an older drive of mine that was failing. The entire IDE cable is disconnected from the Motherboard for that drive, but the rest of the setup is the same. I just got done reinstalling windows. Same problem. Im going to try booting up outside of Safe Mode and then posting my system info. This is sooooooooooooooooo annoying.
  8. akfallin83

    akfallin83 Guest

    Here is a file from the device manager that shows a summary of my computer hardware.
  9. existenz

    existenz Guest

    I get this error too. But it does not cause me any problems, so i don't bother with it.

    In other forums, it's a harmless error for most people...
  10. Chernobyl

    Chernobyl Guest

    did you change your swap file settings?
    I ask this because if it now is trying to use a drive it cant read, for your swap file, it will cause problems.

    Worth checking.