ACPI Question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mike89, Jan 1, 2002.

  1. Mike89

    Mike89 Guest

    I have been reading about people having problems with XP not shutting down.

    I see references made to having ACPI enabled in the motherboard BIOS.

    Well I am currently running ME (planning on upgrading to XP Pro, hopefully soon if it works out as I hope).

    I have ACPI disabled in my motherboard BIOS. My computer shuts downs fine now as it is.

    Am I going to be having these kind of problems if I leave the BIOS ACPI disabled when installing XP Pro?
  2. pc_tek

    pc_tek Guest

    mike i believe (most) of the problems with a constant reboot have been with roxio 5.0x. once you install the patch it is all good.
  3. Mike89

    Mike89 Guest

    I sure hope I don't. When I see this kind of stuff referring to ACPI, I start thinking about it. I never really wanted ACPI as it was a resource I just didn't want or need. I don't use screensavers, hibernation, standby, suspend, any of that stuff. Seems they created more problems than they were worth.

    It seems XP uses/relies on it much more than 98/ME ever did.

    Just what is the difference between APM and ACPI anyway?

    Hey PC Tek. SUP! I see I'm not the only one checking info on New Years Eve.
  4. pc_tek

    pc_tek Guest

    hehehe no kidding! I hate new years eve! ummmm well everyday for that matter. LOL