I have a Toshiba Laptop, i had to reinstall everything, i managed to reformat it. When i try to put Windows Xp on its goes through Setup and the comes up with a blue screen sayin "acpi.sys is corrupted"
Ive tried several disks so it isnt that, i heard i may be able to disable the acpi file in Bios??
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Many thanks for that.
Ill give it a go, im not sure if it will work though, although i may not have done this right. I copied the file from a different system with XP on it. I then deleted the file from the folder and copied this one in, it still came up with the error message, i think it may be the disk that has the problem although iv tried several versions..
Go into your bios and disable acpi Power Controler
But make sure you have low battery warning enabled
I am not too sure on your model of Laptop, but there may be
a setting instruction on your CD support disc which came with
Good Luck Victor UK
( I think some of our friends here have confused ACPI which is a power controler,
with ASPI which is scussi hdd controler, like Adaptec
i dont have a disk and the pc is japanese! whle thing started because my client didnt have his version of XP to do a repair, now ive wiped his system and i cant get XP back on. Tried copying the file oer, no joy im afraid
It would be helpful if you could give the specifications
of the PC. ie: Cpu, Ram, and any relevent information.
Then we could give you instructions to install a suitable
OS, if you have a disk??? I suspect you had Win95 or 98 on this
Your start up screen on booting will give some clues as
to the computers statistics ie: cpu speed, Ram,etc
Also try pressing "delete" whilst booting, and then check
the bios setup to identify the computers specification.
Keep in touch....Take care
You can check this without anything installed.
Its a Toshiba Portege 4010 laptop, ive got a few OS i been trying to repair it with. I can load 98 onto it but the corrupt file wont let me load the proper drivers on. Im trying to put Windows XP back on , his version was a Japanese version and he hasnt got it with him in this country
Now we know that the this Laptop (4010) is capable of running XP
I sugest you go into the Bios (usually Del while booting) and set everything to default ( usuallyF5). and then go to the bootup section of the bios, and set the CD to the top of the list as the boot disk .
Put the XP disk in the Cd drive and restart the computer, and follow the instructions
among which will be the options to format the disk and making partition. select NTFS,
Dont forget to reset the boot back to original, Floppy. ( Hdd Auto) . CD in this sequence
If all goes well, then bearing in mind that this computer originally had a Japanese system, and
if the owner of this laptop wants to convert back to Japanese, then Carry out the same process
as above, but after installation go to the bios and set the floppy TO FLOPPY 3 MODE...but only
for Japanese. otherwise leave the setting at Legacy "A"
This is all from my memory, but I think in general when you follow the basic instuctions
you should have success..Hope this helps...my grey cells are not what they used to be )